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Respiratory Disease Sub Committee

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Education and Career Development Sub Committee

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Therapy Sub Committee

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UK Respiratory Nurse Research Consortium

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Clinical Reference and Specialist Commissioning Sub Committee

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The Chair of Each Sub Committee will sit on the Executive Committee

Wendy Preston

Chair

Current Role: Head of Nursing Practice, RCN, Honorary Nurse Consultant, George Eliot Hospital, Warwickshire: Since qualifying in 1992 as an RGN Wendy has worked in a variety of medical nursing and education roles, specialising in Respiratory and Acute Medicine. Her studies have been varied with an MSc in Respiratory Care (2011) with post graduate certificates in prescribing and higher education.

Wendy is passionate about respiratory care and smoking cessation, committee member of the Association of Respiratory Nurses (ARNS) and Teaching & Education lead. Wendy participates in national and international groups including at parliament and the European Respiratory Nurses Association representing ARNS and the RCN. She also represent ARNS on national guideline groups and is BTS co-lead for Stop smoking champions. Wendy shares her learning by talking at a range of conferences and events and publishing papers. This was recognised in 2014 by being recognised as an HSJ Rising Star.

Wendy Preston

Katy Beckford

Vice Chair

Katy qualified as a nurse in 1997 and worked in general medicine with the aim, always, of becoming a community nurse.  In 2007 she achieved a degree in Specialist Community Nursing and began working for the Community Respiratory Team in Oxford.

In 2011 she was asked by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation trust to set up the Community Respiratory Service that includes Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Home Oxygen Review Service. Since this time she has also obtained qualifications in COPD, Respiratory, Spirometry, asthma and various Management qualifications.

Since early 2016 Katy’s role has been as to integrate community respiratory and cardiac services culminating in the development of the Cardiac and Respiratory Specialist Service (CARSS).

Katy is the Vice Chair of the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS), is a committee member of the National British Thoracic Society Pulmonary Rehabilitation Audit Committee and also the BTS PR Quality Improvement Advisory Group and is on the NICE COPD Update Committee.

In 2016 Katy was awarded the title of Queen’s nurse for her commitment to community nursing.

Katy Beckford

Angela Hurlstone

Secretariat Manager

Angela has worked in the healthcare sector for 25+ years, in management, professional liaison and support services roles. She now works independently providing management services to professional organisations including the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists.

Angela Hurlstone

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