Consultants Alastair Denniston and Professor Phil Murray with Research Nurse Sue Southworth from Birmingham, have recently established a local uveitis group, called PINGU. In case you wonder, PINGU stands for Patient Involvement Group for Uveitis. What a great name! A few of our members may already come across this Birmingham Midland Eye Centre initiative.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 2nd October at 7.00 and the focus will be “What is uveitis and how can we find out more?” This is their 2nd meeting and if things go well they plan to meet every 6 months.
By attending these meetings you will get more involved in your treatment at Birmingham and help clinicians there provide better services to you. Everyone with Uveitis including Birdshot Uveitis are welcome to attend, but please drop us an email and let us know and we will pass on your contact details to Sue Southworth from Birmingham so that the team know in advance the likely numbers. For further information you can also contact Sue direct by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nick Bucknall, one of our active BUS members has been involved in helping the Birmingham consultants set this local meeting up and he will very pleased to meet other members of BUS in October.
The meeting will be held at the Birmingham Midland Eye Centre.