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Simon R. Stones, BSc (Hons)¬†MMRS is a multi-award-winning patient advocate, consultant and researcher from Manchester in the United Kingdom. He is recognised as one of the top 100 most influential people with disabilities in the UK, and was the winner of the international WEGO Health Award for Patient Healthcare Collaborator in 2017. He is a passionate advocate and ambassador for people living with a variety of health conditions, inspired and empowered by his own journey with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory bowel disease since childhood. His experience of caring for his late mum has also equipped Simon with the passion and determination to fight for those whose voices aren’t always heard. He is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Trustee and Secretary for RAiISE, and former President of the European Network of Fibromyalgia Associations. He is also a Consultant for Collaboro Consulting, where Simon supports organisations across public, private and voluntary sectors in communicating health and social care information to patients, carers, and members of the public.