And the nomination goes to…


Welcome to the final day of the National Health Blog Post Month Challenge hosted by WEGO Health.   Every day during the month of November I will be writing a new blog post related to health and living with a chronic illness based on given prompts provided by WEGO Health.

Today’s prompt reads:

That’s a Wrap!  Nominate someone for a Health Activist Award and write a post about why you nominated them!


I nominated someone for the ‘Health Activist Hero Award’ sometime ago.

The person was a very good friend of mine, Anya.  Anya also has her own blog ‘The Patient Patient‘.   Anya writes about living with several long-term health conditions.  However, this is not the only focus of her blog, but she also writes about the self-management of such health conditions, and how patients can and should be involved in their own care.

Not only does Anya write so eloquently and passionately about the issues she discusses in the blog, but she also chosen a career path in this particular field, and also mentors others, as a tutor for Self Management UK (formerly the Expert Patient Programme, and also speaks to healthcare professional and students regarding patient involvement and the biopsychosocial model of disease.  But, alongside all this, Anya is a great friend and there for me and others who are experiencing tough times due to long-term health conditions.

In my opinion, Anya is a Health Activist Hero who really deserves to be recognised for all she does; and for helping give patients a more active role in their own care, and educating future doctors to the importance of patients and how they can be an equal participant in their own care.

To nominate someone for a WEGO Health Activist Award; you can do so by visiting:


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