Patient Advisory Group


Back row: Jan Turner, Chris Huckle and Michael Darby
Front row: Don Etheridge and Anne Yeomans

To ensure patient involvement in the BLISS programme a Patient Advisory Group (PAG) was created with a group of current COPD patients invited to take part.

The PAG (chaired by Michael Darby) have met regularly since the start of the project and have been actively involved in the development of the BLISS logo as well as reviewing and commenting on our Patient information leaflets and patient questionnaires, helping to make them as user-friendly as possible. They have also been integral to the organisation and timings of our measurements and have allowed our research assistants to complete spirometry and other physiological measurements on them in order to hone their skills.

  • Chair: Michael Darby
  • Members: Maireade Bird, Marie James, Jan Turner, Anne Yeomans, Don Etheridge, Chris Huckle, Geoff Baxter