Posts by Mandy Rudczenko

Mandy Rudczenko’s varied experience includes 15 years working as a mental health nurse, adult education tutor, and tutor trainer.

She has been a carer for her son who has Cystic Fibrosis and Immune Deficiency for 14 years and, as a carer, has become actively involved in:

  • Patient/Public Voice Representative on the Clinical Reference Group for Cystic Fibrosis, since June 2013.
  • Member of the People’s Panel for the Future of Health Conference 2014 – as a Citizen Journalist and Commentator.
  • Member of the Co-Production Group – The Coalition for Collaborative Care, since January 2015.
  • Expert by Experience on the People and Communities Board; one of the ‘Five Year Forward View’ boards, since June 2015.
  • Member of the People’s Panel for Expo 2015.

Mandy is a keen writer since a very early age, her portfolio includes: poetry, plays, published articles about her son’s condition, tweeting, and a blog about Expo.

Mandy passionately believes in the vision of people having more control over managing their own health alongside more collaborative equal relationships between people and health professionals.