Dr Ravi Mahadeva steps down as Chair of Alliance

Dr Ravi Mahadeva has resigned as Chair of the Alpha-1 Alliance due to a conflict of interest in relation to his work with NHS England’s Specialised Respiratory Disease Clinical Reference Group (CRG) and the ongoing campaign of the Alpha-1 Alliance.

Dr Mahadeva has assured the Alliance of his ongoing support for improving access to health services for patients affected by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1), which he will continue to pursue at CRG level.

The Alpha-1 Alliance would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Mahadeva for his services and his dedication in supporting the Alliance and the Alpha-1 Community and we look forward to continuing to work with him in his capacity as a CRG member.

Karen North, Trustee of the Alpha-1 UK Support Group said: “The Alpha-1 Alliance campaign to establish a nationally highly specialised service and ensure access for patients to optimal integrated clinical care and associated therapies remains unaffected and will proceed as planned.”

A new Chair to the Alliance will be appointed in due course.

Source: Alpha-1 Alliance 29/05/2014