Patient council

To ensure that patients are represented in the APPROACH project, a Patient Council has been set up, consisting of 7 patients from Europe. Staff members from the Dutch Arthritis Foundation (Reumafonds) and Arthritis Research UK will support the council. The Patient Council has already contributed to the design of the clinical study, and will maintain close contact with the researchers throughout the project.

The Patient Council consists of: Jane Taylor (United Kingdom), Maureen Grossman (United Kingdom), Sjouke Dekker (The Netherlands), Jon Skandsen (Norway), Kaoutar Douieb (Spain), Diny Jurg (The Netherlands) and Dieter Wiek (Germany).


Five members of the APPROACH Patient Council in November 2017. FLTR: Jane Taylor, Maureen Grossman, Sjouke Dekker, Jon Skandsen, Kaoutar Douieb.