Respiratory Disease Sub Committee

Joanne King

Chair and COPD Lead

Joanne qualified in 1991 in Chertsey and has been a senior nurse at Frimley Health (formerly Heatherwood & Wexham Park) NHS Trust for 21 years in a variety of acute roles. In the past 9 years she has been in post as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in respiratory, and more recently a Respiratory Nurse Consultant, managing the COPD supported discharge and admission avoidance services alongside the Home Oxygen Assessment and Review service as the clinical HOS lead. This service includes patients with non-respiratory disease.

Joanne has restructured the respiratory services in Berkshire East to form The Adult Integrated Respiratory Service or AIR team which launched in October 2016. This exciting progression in providing respiratory services across primary and secondary care, integrates community and hospital trusts in providing a seamless journey to the patient. The service offers expertise to patients with COPD, Asthma, ILD, and home oxygen needs, Bronchiectasis, specialist physiotherapy and provides pulmonary rehabilitation. As clinical lead for the AIR service her current role as a Nurse Consultant is to provide support, guidance, management and clinical leadership to the specialist nursing and physiotherapy teams, whilst developing services and expertise in respiratory care in both acute and primary care sectors.

Joanne has completed Asthma and COPD diplomas as well as being a non-medical prescriber. Between 2003 -2013 she received a BSc (Hons) in Nurse Practitioner Studies from Buckinghamshire University and an MSc in Clinical Health Care from Oxford Brookes University. Joanne also has a spirometry qualification.

Joanne is a member of the British Thoracic Society, Primary Care Respiratory Society, European Respiratory Society and the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists. She is also a committee member of the Service Development Committee, PCRS UK and chairs the respiratory forum and specialist nursing group.

Joanne King

Beverley Bostock

Asthma Lead

Summary of key roles

Hands on nurse practitioner in general practice (Gloucestershire)

Extensive educational experience as Education Lead at Education for Health, Warwick

Editorial, writing and reviewer roles with several journals


Key qualifications

RGN St George’s Hospital London

BSc Professional Nursing Studies

Independent nurse prescriber

MSc Respiratory Care

MA Medical Ethics and Law


Other qualifications: Post Graduate Award (PGA) in Diabetes Therapeutics Warwick University; PGA menopause management Warwick University; PGA interstitial lung disease University of Herts


Other positions

Queen’s Nurse since 2015.  This is a title given to individual nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice.

Visiting lecturer in behaviour change at Imperial College London for the MSc in Preventive Cardiology. 

Member of the Topic Expert Group which developed the Asthma Quality Standards for NICE and sat on the committee for the National Review of Asthma Deaths.

Nurse board member for the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Nurse representative on the Implementation Steering Group of Public Health England’s CVDPREVENT project.

Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Primary Care Nursing and Consultant Editor for Practice Nurse journal

Asthma lead for the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists

Beverley Bostock

Thomas Moreton

TB/Infection Lead

Tom currently works as a Matron for Infectious Diseases in the Midlands, working alongside specialist ID & Tropical inpatient and outpatient services. Prior to this he worked as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner and Service Manager of an Ambulatory Emergency Care service, designed to provide outpatient management of emergency respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia, pleural disease and pulmonary embolism. Tom holds a Masters Degree in Nursing Studies and a PGCert in Healthcare Leadership. His specialist interest is Infectious Diseases, particularly relating to HIV and Tubercolosis.


Thomas Moreton

Sharon Stothard

Bronchiectasis Lead

I qualified as a nurse in 1990 and have worked in medicine in Sunderland since qualifying. In 1998 I became Junior Sister on an acute respiratory ward and 2 years later became Respiratory Nurse Specialist  and Chest Clinic manager.

I gained my Bsc in Nursing in 2001 and Msc in Advanced nursing practice in 2005.

I have developed many services over my 17 years as a respiratory specialist nurse including difficult asthma, sleep service and COPD nursing team. The Chest clinic, it’s activity and personnel have tripled in size. I am a member of the BTS, ARNS, ARTP and ERS and have been for many years. I teach both internally and externally and have recently been speaking at national conferences.

I won the Nursing Times Respiratory Award 2016 for my work with learning disabilities and asthma and received the Trust award for outstanding achievement 2016.

My main interests are asthma, bronchiectasis and TB. I have finally written and article and had it published in the Nursing Times.

Sharon Stothard

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