Congratulations Anya De Longh from our Patient and Public Involvement Team judged as one of the future stars of the NHS by the HSJ this week.

Here’s what they wrote.

Anya de Longh – Patient leader and self-management coach

Life, as the famous lyric goes, is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. In November 2010, Anya was entering her fourth year of study at University of Cambridge medical school when increasing ill health forced her to cease her work to become a doctor. She subsequently received a diagnosis of a number of long term neurological conditions.

Today, Anya still attends her medical school, but this time as a lecturer. She teaches students about what it is like to be on the other side of the fence. She also shares experiences on her popular blog The Patient Patient, as well as being a self- management coach for the NHS in her home county of Dorset. She adds the accolade of HSJ Rising Star to the Self-Care for Individuals Award she was presented by health charity the College of Medicine.

Rising Star in HSJ awards
Rising Star in HSJ awards


Judges’ comments: She hasn’t had the visibility she deserves. When presenting at conferences, she is hugely impressive with her ability to articulate what it’s like to live with long term conditions. Very much one to watch.

 

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One thought on “Congratulations Anya De Longh from our Patient and Public Involvement Team judged as one of the future stars of the NHS by the HSJ this week.”

  1. Fantastic news! Anya, we are very proud to be associated with you, and send huge congratulations on this very well deserved recognition. You are hugely impressive with your ability to articulate – full stop! The NIHR CLAHRC Wessex is lucky to have the benefit of your energy, commitment and experience – THANKS for all you do!

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