Chair of Respiratory Disease Sub Committee
Beverley qualified as a nurse at St George’s Hospital London. She has an MSc in Respiratory Care and an MA in Medical Ethics and Law. Bev works as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in long term conditions in Gloucestershire and is an independent prescriber. In addition to being the Chair of the Respiratory Disease Sub Committee and Asthma Lead for the for the Association of Respiratory Nurses, she sits on the Executive Committee of the Primary Care Respiratory Society. She previously worked with the Open University to develop and deliver modules in asthma and COPD at diploma, degree and master’s level. Bev was a member of the Topic Expert Group which developed the Asthma Quality Standards for NICE and she also sat on the National Review of Asthma Deaths. She is Editor in Chief of Practice Nurse Journal and has been a Queen’s Nurse since 2015.
Vice Chair of Respiratory Disease Sub Committee
Acute Care Lead
Emma is a Consultant Respiratory Nurse who works for Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Knowsley Community Respiratory Service and she is passionate about reducing health inequalities in respiratory care.
Emma qualified as a nurse with a Bsc (Hons) in Nursing studies then soon after completed her Msc in Professional Practice with a pathway of difficult asthma. As a keen researcher/practitioner Emma is a PhD student studying End of Life Care for patients with COPD in ED and as part of her studies has undertaken her Mphil. For this, Emma has received the Florence Nightingale research scholarship 2017/2018 and again 2018/2019. Emma is also currently undertaking her MBA.
Emma started her career working at the Northwest Lung Centre working in acute respiratory care. Emma has a passion for research were and she was fortunate enough to gain a post at the Clinical Trial Service Unit in Oxford. In 2007, she moved back to the North West Lung Centre, but this time worked in respiratory research at the Medicines Evaluation Unit.
In 2008 she was joined the respiratory team at Whiston Hospital providing acute in reach care. The integration of services led Emma to work across both the community and hospital setting where she later became to Oxygen Lead for Knowsley and Liverpool Heart & Chest as well as the Early Supported Discharge clinical Matron. During this time Emma has gained numerous qualifications in advanced respiratory care, COPD, Spirometry, Oxygen, diabetes, asthma, research and various management and leadership qualifications. She also has a variety of publications and abstracts surrounding different elements of respiratory care.
Emma is the Vice Chair of the Respiratory Disease Sub Committee and Respiratory Nurse Acute Care Lead for ARNS.
Lead Respiratory Nurse Specialist Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Sue is lead Respiratory Nurse at Birmingham Children’s hospital. Sue qualified as an RGN in 1989 and then as an RSCN in 1992. She has worked as a Paediatric Respiratory Nurse Specialist for 26 years both at secondary care and tertiary settings.
Sue is the lead nurse for the severe asthma service at Birmingham Children’s Hospital which covers the West Midlands area and alongside this she has also helped develop and now supports her team covering NIV, Bronchiectasis, home oxygen and in patent sleep service.
Sue has worked and being part of the both BTS and NICE asthma guideline committees as well as been an active member of the National Paediatric Respiratory and Allergy Group for many years. This culminated in her becoming chairperson from 2013 – 2016 and now the NPRANG’s educational subcommittee. Sue also plays an active part on the Severe Asthma National Network.
During Sue’s nursing career, she has strengthened her clinical skills by successfully completing many practical and academic courses. Enabling her to not only expand her own professional role but support and lead other junior, less experienced paediatric nurses within the West Midlands. Sue hopes to develop this further by completing a level 5 coaching course in 2022.
Rachel Daly is the Lead Nurse Specialist in the Manchester Airways service at the Northwest Lung Centre, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Rachel manages patients with Inducible Laryngeal Obstruction, complex breathlessness and difficult to control asthma. Prior to this she was a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the tertiary Severe Asthma Service for over 8 years. Both services are nationally leading respiratory centres. In her current role she manages a team of allied health professionals and has an active role in teaching, education and research. Rachel facilitates nurse led specialist clinics treating patients with complex respiratory conditions and has written guidelines and treatment pathways to help standardise and deliver best practice and expert care.
In 2015 Rachel won the Nursing Times Award (respiratory category) for her ground-breaking patient support group for individuals with severe asthma. Furthermore, Rachel has again won the Nursing Times Award (respiratory category) for 2021 showcasing the importance of treating rhinitis in patients with refractory breathlessness and has also published articles for the nursing times journal.
Rachel is a non-medical nurse prescriber and has a BA Hons in Respiratory care. She has attended numerous national conferences presenting her work. Rachel is currently the only complex breathlessness specialist nurse and is leading the way in this field. She is an active member of the North West Severe Asthma Network and an elected member of The British Thoracic Society Standards of Care Committee.
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Lead
Helen Morris is Lead Interstitial Lung Disease specialist nurse of the Manchester ILD service at Wythenshawe hospital and has led the ILD Specialist Nursing service from 2013. The nursing service won the Nursing Times respiratory team award in 2018.
Her role includes the clinical assessment of new ILD patients in a day-case environment, counselling new patients’ choice of medication and providing appropriate support and monitoring. She provides a satellite ILD nurse-led clinic monthly to monitor patients who live in the North of Manchester, crucial to linking secondary and tertiary care. She supports a network of Specialist nurses and Advanced practitioners to provide patients with IPF with care closer to home. The team provide supportive care throughout the patients’ disease, managing palliative care needs and advising on end of life care.
She has an extensive respiratory background working as a junior sister on a respiratory ward, a COPD specialist nurse in the community providing hospital at home, community response and delivering pulmonary rehabilitation to COPD patients in South Manchester. She has worked in long term conditions management in a community matron service and was involved in developing the service in Central Manchester.
Helen has a degree in Nursing practise and an MSc in Respiratory practise. She is a former chair of the Interstitial Lung Disease Interdisciplinary Network and previous member of the BTS Specialist Nurse Advisory group and specialist workforce committee. Helen has spoken about the Manchester ILD team service development and network model in Northern Ireland, Denmark at an IPF symposium at the 2018 ERS in Paris, at the ILD-IN annual conference and ARNS annual conference. She has also spoken about managing patients on antifibrotic treatment at MILD 2018 and delivered education sessions around the county as part of her role for the ILD-INN. She has spoken at the British Lung Foundation events and has been on roundtable discussions regarding development of IPF services in the UK both for the BLF and Nursing Times.
Joanne qualified as a nurse in 1994 and began her career working at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in acute medicine and cardiology. Following this, she then worked in critical care for 14 years whilst gaining her BSc (hons) Critical Care. Later Joanne took the role of Respiratory Nurse Specialist in 2009 working in both COPD and asthma. This involved leading and driving change of both services and during this time, she completed her NMP and PGCert in Advanced Practice. Joanne has previously led Hull’s severe asthma and COVID-19 follow-up services and worked with the NHS Humber Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance targeted Lung Health Check team as a Responsible Assessor.
Joanne’s current role is the operational lead for the Respiratory Virtual ward. This new and innovative service has a strong focus on the safe and effective delivery of specialist care and treatment to patients affected by COPD. This also includes new ways to incorporate digital support and artificial intelligence and how this can anticipate exacerbations.
Joanne is also a member of the Northern Regional Act on COPD Forum, Humber and North Yorkshire Tobacco Programme Board and Health and Care Partnership Respiratory Clinical Network, local Respiratory Champion and vice chair of the asthma forum. She also supported the Sentinel Project team in educational resources for HCPs, partnering to improve asthma outcomes in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire, reducing SABA overuse.
She is enthusiastic about education provision to the multidisciplinary team across the region, co-founding the Hull and East Yorkshire Respiratory Education (HEYRespEd) group, affiliated with the Primary Care Respiratory Society and supported by Asthma + Lung UK.
HEYRespEd’s vision is to improve the delivery of local respiratory services, offering high-quality education accessible to all across primary and secondary care providers, providing a platform for healthcare professionals across the interface to discuss the clinical management of patients with respiratory disease, sharing best practice and experience.
Rachel is a lung cancer and pleural nurse specialist at the Countess of Chester Hospital. She has been a qualified nurse for 15 years and has been a Lung Cancer Specialist nurse for the past 12 years.
In 2018, she contributed to the development of a pleural service in the trust, which has gone from strength to strength with more and more patients being seen in the outpatient clinic, avoiding unnecessary admissions to hospital. The pleural service has led to the development of Rachels role, and she is now undertaking a master’s in advanced clinical practice. Rachel is enjoying the challenge of learning new skills in the management of pleural effusions as well as providing education and training in this area of care.
As a pleural nurse, Rachel is extremely patient focused as she provides holistic individualised care to patients and their families to promote independence and improve quality of life. Rachel contributes to regional improvement projects and is looking forward to networking and promoting best practice on a national level.