Richard raises awareness with medical students and junior doctors

3rd November 2016

Support volunteer Richard Mindham has been telling his cardiomyopathy story to medical students and junior doctors around the world.

Richard, who was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy ten years ago, has his story featured in Student BMJ, a monthly journal produced by the BMJ group.

Richard (pictured) is a member of Cardiomyopathy UK’s network of affected volunteers who talk to others by telephone and email. 

He has also been raising awareness of the disease and giving the patient voice to many medical bodies including the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) Heart Failure Working Group, NICE’s Guideline Development Group for Chronic Heart Failure, the National Heart Failure Audit, and Brompton Hospital’s Cardiovascular Research Patient Advisory Group.

Cardiomyopathy UK chief executive Joel Rose said:“We are really happy that Richard has been able to share his story with student doctors. It will help to ensure that a new generation of clinicians know about cardiomyopathy and the impact that it can have. Anyone who shares their story with the media or even with friends and family helps us to increase awareness of cardiomyopathy and that can be lifesaving.”

See Richard’s story here.  For more details about our support volunteers, call us on 01494 791224.