May is asthma awareness month!!!

May is asthma awareness month. Asthma is a disease which is so misunderstood. Many will live with asthma quite happily and think 'its just asthma' but then there is the small portion of people who battle asthma everyday and just getting up in the morning is achievable because of a concoction of medication and then… Continue reading May is asthma awareness month!!!

#aukcarASM15

The last few days I have been down in Manchester at the Annual Scientific Meeting for the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research. It was a great few days. all kicked off by an entertaining dinner with the centre director and post grad and network co-ordinator who learnt the value of Twitter and what you… Continue reading #aukcarASM15

What is PPI?

In my blog I have spoken a lot about PPI or Patient and Public Involvement but what does it mean? When hearing the term PPI (apologies for the big assumption) most people will automatically think ‚Äúpayment protection insurance". I must admit I first thought this when I first heard the term PPI. You hear and… Continue reading What is PPI?

AUKCAR PPI update

I still pinch myself as I can't believe I am involved in such a fantastic research centre. AUKCAR is a unique virtual centre incorporating 13 institutes which all have teams of dedicated researchers wanting to make the lives of people with asthma better by addressing three key areas: encourage good asthma control, maximise treatment benefits,… Continue reading AUKCAR PPI update

World Asthma Day 2015

Tomorrow is World Asthma Day aka WAD! This time last year I didnt think too much about it and never even thought I would be where I am today. I was focused on my Step Dad's 60th birthday which happened to fall on WAD. I have never really done much for WAD. However last year… Continue reading World Asthma Day 2015

Patient and Public Involvement aka PPI

Our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Forum lead gave a short course on what PPI is and how to use it in research as well as the benefits of using PPI which is often a forgotten entity in the research process. I was observing this course and chipping in periodically along with one of the… Continue reading Patient and Public Involvement aka PPI