We believe that patients should have a say in research that is potentially for their benefit. The Birmingham Rheumatology Research Patient Partnership (R2P2) is a group of patients who support research studies at the University of Birmingham, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
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It is with great sadness that we have to bring you the news that John Rowland, one of R2P2’s long standing members, has died on the 3rd of December 2017 after battling cancer for a year. John was there for the start of R2P2 but had been a patient research partner on numerous projects even before we brought all our patient research partner activities under the umbrella of R2P2. Over the years John has had a great impact on the research projects and grant applications he was involved with and inspired many researchers (both novices and old hands!). He has always been a very strong advocate of the work of the Rheumatology Research Group and the role of patient research partners. Even after his diagnosis John still advised on a number of projects as well as spreading the word about R2P2!
We will sorely miss this inspirational man and our thoughts are with Diane and the rest of John’s family and friends.
If you would like to hear what John had to say himself about being a patient research partner, please see https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/mds/projects/ii/R2P2/stories/index.aspx
Marie Falahee, Gwenda Simons and Karim Raza
On behalf of R2P2