Lorraine Cleaver

The ALLIANCE’s manifesto aim to support the spread of self management of long term conditions is a hugely important one. Empowering people living with diabetes to self manage has yielded impressive results and it’s high time that fellow auto-immune thyroid patients were given that same choice and control. Affecting 1 in 20 in the UK, thyroid disease has a massive impact on ability to work, on family life and on mortality. As a petitioner in the Scottish Parliament for over three years, it’s become clear to me that person centred care needs to become far more than a buzzword. Lorraine Cleaver