Regional Groups

Respiratory Nurse groups in your area

Dorset

There is a group in the Dorset area, generally we meet in Dorchester every quarter, and it’s mainly primary care nurses with an interest in respiratory medicine. All are welcome, the agenda varies, but is set by the group. Contact: Natalie Harper Respiratory Nurse Specialist Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Williams Avenue Dorchester DT1 2JY Tel: 01305 254957 / Fax: 01305 255278 Natalie.harper@dchft.nhs.uk

East CIG

Our meeting place for CIG is any hotel along the M1 that is relatively easy access and supported by Boehringher Ingelheim – not sure we have any meetings booked though for next year… Contact: Jane Scullion jane.scullion@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Gloucestershire Respiratory Nurse Forum

The group now includes a Respiratory Physio group that meet just before the main nurses group then we have a joint meeting 3 times a year. We have also changed our meeting place to Edward Jenner Court in Brockworth Gloucestershire. Contact: Kathy Cambell, BE Gloucester & Cotswolds Respiratory Specialist Practitioner. RGN. MSc Respiratory Community Team Leader Edward Jenner Court Pioneer Avenue Gloucester Business Park Brockworth Glos GL3 4AW 08454 221663 07920537954 Fax 08456 598387 Kathy.Cambell@glos.nhs.uk

North West Respiratory Nurse Group (RINGS)

RINGS meetings are held approximately every 4 months. The aim is to bring together specialist nurses affiliated with respiratory medicine whatever their area of expertise is in. Our purpose being to network, share ideas, to facilitate evidence based good working practice and to work together to highlight the definite needs in the ever evolving field of Respiratory Medicine. We also have one study day a year. The speakers and topics at the request of the members. Nurses who wish to join the group must complete an application form and be proposed and seconded by core members of the group. The group has a constitution which we adhere to. Contact: Michaela Bowden Royal Bolton Hospitals Michaela.Bowden@rbh.nhs.uk

South West London

South West London Members are mainly from the Surrey and South London area. membership includes respiratory nurses and TB nurses. We meet 3-4 times a year for support, education, exchanging and sharing of ideas. It’s a bit of a social too! Contact: Helen Parnell Respiratory Nurse Specialist Airways Clinic St Helier Hospital Wrythe Lane Carshalton Surrey SM5 1AA Tel: 020 8296 2937 Email: hparnell@sthelier.sghms.ac.uk

Northern Ireland

Contact: Annemarie.marley@belfasttrust.hscni.net

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