The Forum was conceived by CLL Patients that initially made contact on the internet. They had the vision for a specific UK resource to enable the CLL community within the UK to share their experiences. This resource is privately funded and has no connections or links with the health care industry.Robert Cork
In my professional career I spent 25 years in the specialised subject of Quality Management Systems and Customer Satisfaction in senior positions in the UK Telecommunications Industry. In 2000 I was diagnosed with CLL and was medically retired from my management role due to ill health and the need for frequent travel.
Since my retirement I have spent time developing/designing website's for support groups/charities. I have also built some full sized replicas of sci-fi props which are used to raise funds for local charities.
I was born on Tyneside and have lived here all my life. I worked in a local hospital medical records department for 13 years. One of my duties was to notify cancer cases to the Cancer Department. So I knew about CLL all those years ago. I left work to be a full time Mum and I am now a Nan.