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Anne KearneyAnne Kearney is Communications & Digital Media Manager at Asthma Society of Ireland

At the start of March I returned to Dublin and to the Asthma Society of Ireland after a five month secondment to EFA. Brussels was brilliant. If I had to pick one key learning from my 5 months it would be how important EFA’s members are to the work of the organisation and how crucial communication and collaboration is, in order to achieve our joint aim of putting the patient’s voice at the centre of decisions affecting their health. The team were always anxious to hear the member’s point of view in terms of all their activity and I hope that I helped contribute to this shared exchange.