The Bloomsbury Patient Network is a fantastic way to meet other patients, gain access to our great 1-2-1 support & information, attend group events and workshops – all with the aim of improving life whilst having fun. The Bloomsbury Patient Representatives are all patients of the clinic and living with HIV. They offer advice and advocacy, and work closely with our expert medical staff at the Bloomsbury Clinic to provide you with up-to-date information, treatment and care.
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In 1999 two patients – Garry Brough and Peter Twist – set-up the Bloomsbury Patient Network and won a Millennium Awards Grant which enabled them to pursue their desire of making patient involvement more meaningful, to promote a sense of “belonging” within the clinic and allow patients to take more responsibility for improving their health outcomes.
In 2004 Garry Brough became the first salaried, part-time patient representative offering peer support, advice and advocacy. He left the Bloomsbury clinic to join The Terence Higgins Trust in 2008 but remains chair of the Patient Network.
The Bloomsbury Patient Network has continued to go from strength to strength and now there are three Patient Reps.
The Bloomsbury Patient Network and Patient Representatives engaged over 1500 patients last year – either in individual peer support sessions, workshops, forums, newly diagnosed courses or social events.
The Patient Network and the Patient Representatives have a proven track record of effecting change at the Bloomsbury Clinic. Just take a look at the list of changes that we have had been involved with at the Bloomsbury Clinic:
We aim to continue to represent the views of the patient in how our clinic is run.
To support or join the Bloomsbury Patient Network contact the Patient Representatives on 020 3317 5177