the Lay Partners Forum last February and has attended all the events held in 2014 and 2015.
attending meetings of the Patient Participation Group (PPG) at my local health centre, I have become
inspired by the changes afoot in the NHS. Being a member of the Lay Partners Forum has
been a great opportunity to learn more about the changes to services in North West London and to discuss them with
other patients. I
think the points I make at table discussions are well received or at any rate
provoke further discussion. I can speak for the elderly patients being now in
my mid-eighties, and I can also speak for carers having done 16 years of home
dialysis for our daughter starting when she was 9 years old in 1969"