Spring conference success

As part of the work of PHocus2021, representatives from PHA UK are attending the major political party conferences to raise awareness of issues surrounding pulmonary hypertension.

In March, taking a stand at the Liberal Democrats Spring Conference in York saw successful meetings with a number of key political influencers. They included Tim Farron, Leader of the Lib Dems at the time, Norman Lamb, Health Spokesperson for the Lib Dems; former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg; and Baroness Brinton, President of the Lib Dems.

Taking a stand at the conference helped raise awareness of pulmonary hypertension amongst all who attended, and hand-outs were created to communicate the key messages of the PHocus2021 campaign.

Shaun Clayton, Director of Membership Support at PHA UK, said: “We couldn’t have hoped for more from our first political party conference. It was fantastic to get an audience with so many influencers and to fly the flag for PH and we’re looking forward to following up on those important conversations.”

PHA UK will be taking the PHocus2021 messages to other party-political conferences over the coming months.

PHA UK’s Shaun Clayton with Nick Clegg


PHA UK’s Paul Sephton with Baroness Tonge


Lib Dem Health Spokesperson, Norman Lamb


Shaun Clayton with Baroness Brinton


Sarah Olney, ex Lib Dem MP for Richmond, at the PHA UK stand