Clinical Reference and Specialist Commissioning Sub Committee
Chair & Tertiary Care Lead
Current role: Interstitial Lung Disease Nurse
Emma has had varied nursing roles over the past 19 years of qualification including general medicine, respiratory, research and pulmonary rehabilitation. The past 15 years have been dedicated to respiratory, with a background in clinical research for 12 of those. Since working in her current post she has developed a fast track into pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Emma has a health education diploma (1996), an asthma diploma (1998), a COPD diploma (2000) and a Bsc Hons in Respiratory Care (2003). She is currently enrolling onto a MSc programme to pursue nursing leadership and ethics.
Emma’s main interests are interstitial lung disease, pulmonary rehabilitation and palliation. She also has a passion for nursing history and ethics. Emma is a nurse who believes in the future of our vocation and is working with ARNS and NT to support the student nurse virtual learning platform for respiratory nursing.
Denise Kindleysides RN, RSCN
I am a dual qualified Registered General and Sick children’s nurse.
As well as working in the NHS, I have also worked in a GP practice, Children’s Hospice and various community roles.
Currently I am a Nurse Educator for a management company which provides care packages for people in their own homes. These clients, including some children, have different and long term conditions and injuries such as Spinal Cord Injury, MND, MS, and some rare metabolic illnesses. Many of these clients have high level care requirements, such as tube feeding, care for tracheostomies and ventilation with some clients that are ventilator dependant.
My role is to educate the staff with all the skills and knowledge needed to provide the complex care required. Often the staff employed, have had little or no care experience before coming to us.
I really enjoy seeing these people go through the training and become competent to care for our very special clientsDenise Kindleysides
Lead for Respiratory, Home Oxygen and pulmonary rehabilitation Service, Oxfordshire
I am currently working as the lead for Respiratory and Home oxygen Services in Oxfordshire, having set up a fully integrated service across hospital and community. The service provides holistic care for patients with COPD; including pulmonary rehabilitation and oxygen assessment and review in the hospital and the community.
My main areas of interest are excellence in care for COPD patients, in particular standards of spirometry. I addition I have also supported many areas setting up oxygen assessment and review services following the success of the local service.
I am a trainer for Education for Health and was involved in a project to train Bangladeshi Doctors to set up and run asthma clinics, through education and training. I regularly present at national meetings and also run local study days and training courses.
I have been an ARNS member since it was established and sat on the original committee setting up the association during its first 4 years. I rejoined the committee and was Chair for 2 years from 2011 – 2013
I am also a member of the BTS, ERS and PCRS.Joanne Riley