jean I am delighted to announce that Jean – Michel Fourrier Secretary General Association de Patients Fibrose Pulmonaire Idiopathique France will be our honoured guest at our support meeting on Thursday 12th December 2019. J

Jean – Michel contacted me, via Twitter, last week to see if he could attend one of our support group meetings. He has been tasked to set up a network of support groups like ours throughout France in 2020. In his message he said “At APEFPI we have the project to launch regional support groups in 2020 … I would love to attend one of your meeting in the coming weeks and discuss with you how you are managing it from an operational point of view … tell me how it sounds to you .. Jean-Michel”.

Obviously we are delighted that he has chosen Bolton Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group out of all the Pulmonary Fibrosis Groups throughout the world requesting our operational  point of view.

We have decided to bring the meeting forward and extend it by an hour, there for the meeting on Thursday 12th will commence at 1pm – 4pm. This will allow time for a finger buffet and for Jean -Michel to meet our members the official guests Professor Donna Hall CBE  Chaiman the Bolton Foundation Trust. Dr S. Raza, Lead ILD Consultant, Marie Forshaw Deputy Director of Nursing  Michaela Bowden Lead Respiratory Specialist Nurse, Tom Allerton Clinical Lead Respiratory Physio Therapist Tracey Holliday Specialist Respiratory Nurse the Royal Bolton Hospital, Lorna McLaughlin Regional Coordinator Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis, Daren Knight CEO Bolton CVS. Dr Michael Smith Chief Officer Bolton GP Federation.

Anyone wishing to join us on that day may do so by register by email to  Cost £12.50 including Buffet Lunch.

We look forward to welcoming members from other support groups in the area who wish to join us.

Meetings held Bolton CVS Bold Street Bolton BL2 1JZ 1pm-3pm.


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