The role of patients in the network

Improving patient care is at the heart of ERN RARE-LIVER and patient involvement is integral to the management of the network. We have patient representation within our governance structure and we aim to involve as many patient organisations and representatives as possible in our Patients’ Forum. The Patients’ Forum is a mechanism for information exchange specifically designed to enable patients and patient organisations to interact with the work of the project.

In addition to ensuring that the patient’s voice is heard in the decision making, one of the major aims of the ERN RARE-LIVER programme is to develop patient information leaflets building on best practices across Europe. The content, style and language will be targeted to the specific needs of patients within the countries covered by the clinical centres within the ERN RARE-LIVER. As the work progresses, it is hoped that resources for additional countries and disease areas will be added.