This afternoon I travelled to London to meet a researcher from Liverpool University who wished to interview me in relation to a new pair being written in relation to TB meningitis.
I was already in London for a hospital appointment at St Mary's so was able to kill two birds with one stone.
The interview was essentially finding out about the symptoms that appeared, the timeline and the medical professionals that I saw in the period before I was diagnosed.
At the end the researcher asked me if I had a budget of £1 million to spend on TB meningitis research how would I spend it.
My first thought was that a non invasive, accurate test with fast results would be the optimal choice but would cost far in excess of £1m to achieve. Therefore I said that it should be spent on setting up a system whereby people that are diagnosed are signposted to appropriate services, that in turn are actually available!
I wondered if anybody else has any other thoughts on what they feel is the priorities for spending? I could forward peoples views on to the researcher to aid with the research.