If I had to pick a favourite part of my job, it might be working with our Patient Think Tank. (Although I do love it all, so it’s a tough one…)
For those who don’t know, the Patient Think Tank is a group of people affected by lung conditions. They give me feedback about the new ideas we have for campaigns and projects at the British Lung Foundation.
Every two years, I recruit a new group. That’s so that more people can have an opportunity to feed into our work.
This time around, I’m actually recruiting for two groups – the Patient Think Tank and a similar group that I’ll be running for the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme, run by the Royal College of Physicians. (A rather grand title for what is, in fairness, a very important piece of work. They are reviewing the services for asthma and COPD up and down the country.)
The audit programme is only looking at COPD and asthma, so they only need people with those conditions. But for the Patient Think Tank, we want a wide variety of lung conditions. That’s so we can properly represent the different experiences that people with lung conditions can have.
If you live in the UK (sorry overseas friends!) and have a lung condition - or if you have a friend or family member with one - then you are an expert by experience, and we’d love to hear from you.
You can find out more and apply to be part of these groups by going to surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Patien...
And if you have any questions, you can either pop them on here or call me on 020 7688 5557.
All the best,