Patient representative and lay advisor in local, regional and national health organisations.
In 2012 I became a volunteer telephone contact for the British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) and also set up a local BTF peer support group in Cambridge. I have now been a trustee of the
BTF for three years. Recently I joined the Granta Practices Patient Participation Group (PPG) and became a lay member on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
(NICE) Thyroid Disease Guideline Committee.
My professional background is in psychology and education and I have particular interests in helping people learn about their thyroid disorders in order to communicate with medical
professionals and also, in the psychological effects of thyroid disorders. This has expanded to cover peer support and self management for all patients with long term conditions.
Condition interest or area of knowledge
- Patient Participation and Involvement
- Thyroid Disease
- Peer support
- Self-management of Long term conditions
Where I can help
- UK (National)
Organisations I am involved with:
- British Thyroid Foundation
- Granta PPG
- Eastern AHSN