Queen's Jubilee Honours for our Public Contributors
NIHR Newcastle BRC’s Public Partnership Advisory Group (PPAG) members receive an MBE in the Queen’s Jubilee Honours.
John and Joan, from Stanley, were crucial to the foundation of LIVErNORTH and are now chair and honorary treasurer respectively. The Newcastle-based Patient Support Group for patients with liver disease supports vital research. Joan maintains and administers the LIVErNORTH Research Register, a list of people willing to be involved in research relating to liver disease. The couple were key figures in developing the LIVErNORTH research laboratories at Newcastle University, as well as the LIVErNORTH flat in Beechwood House at the Freeman Hospital, which is available for families of people with liver disease and others who might need to stay nearby.
Both Joan and John have been instrumental in the establishment of the PPAG over the last year and have supported the BRC since its inception over a decade ago, read more about their achievement here.
Congratulations from the whole team here at the Newcastle BRC. We hope you enjoy your time at the palace!