Wessex Interstitial Lung Disease (W.I.L.D) Patient Support Group Relaunch!
The last year has been difficult for everyone but especially for patients and carers of patients with ILD. On behalf of the W.I.L.D team we have all missed meeting up at patient and carer support groups for tea and cake and a catch up.
Whilst we are waiting (and looking forward to) COVID being but a memory, we thought it would be important to provide the opportunity for W.I.L.D members to make contact with other members of the group as well as the clinical team in a virtual platform.
We would therefore like to invite you to join our virtual meetings.
If you would like to join the meeting please email ILDclinical@uhs.nhs.uk so we can forward you the invite.
During the meeting we will try and follow a similar format to the meetings at Fleming Park. With a talk from the experts (Dr Fletcher and Dr Spinks), break out rooms for catch-ups, an update on local ILD research opportunities, a talk on non-medication based cough therapies, as well as sharing a virtual cuppa!
Contact us on the email above if would like to join the meeting but need advice on how to meet via Zoom.
On behalf of all the W.I.L.D team,
Best wishes and looking forward to seeing some of you virtually at the W.I.L.D meeting in September
Next Wild Support Meeting
Date: 7th June 2022
Time: 09:45am to 11:45am
We’re taking our support meetings online via the ZOOM platform.
New to Zoom?
Step 1: Download and Install ZOOM
You can use ZOOM on many devices, either a laptop, desktop, ipad or even your smart phone.
To download the application navigate to https://zoom.us/download and download the application for your device.
Step 2. Install ZOOM
Once you have downloaded the ZOOM application you’ll need to install it. Read each step carefully and install similar to how you would any other application.
Step 3. Joining our meeting
To join, please email ILDclinical@uhs.nhs.uk so we can forward you the invite. . Ideally you only need to click the link and then the ZOOM application automatically opens and joins our meeting.
If for any reason the link doesn’t work for you, you’ll need our meeting ID to join the meeting manually, you’ll also find this in the email. Open the ZOOM app on your device and click “Join Meeting” then enter our meeting ID.
Step 4: Device audio & Video
Most modern devices will automatically join ZOOM with your video and audio already turned on. During the virtual meeting you may wish to mute your microphone or turn off your video. You’ll find these controls on the zoom page.
Step 5: Join a test meeting (optional)
To test everything is setup and familiarise yourself with the application you can join a test meeting by clicking the link below on your device: