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Key role for APF at launch of European IPF Patient Charter in IPF World Week

Our Chairman, Mike Bray was pleased to present the new IPF Charter to a group including MEPs from across Europe at its launch at the European Parliament in Brussels last Tuesday.

Mike spoke of his own experience as a patient and outlined the five points of the Charter in a meeting which also included contributions from other European patient group representatives.

 

Mike Bray ipf charter 2014

The Charter outlines five points relating to early diagnosis, access to treatment and patient care which are fundamental to improving the quality of life of IPF patients.

IPF patient charter signed by Theresa Griffin MEP

IPF patient charter signed by Theresa Griffin MEP

There was a  great response from MEPs; 9 signed the charter at the event and 22 were involved in individual meetings with patient group and medical representatives over the two days.

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