Advanced Practice Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist
NHS Ayrshire and Arran
What inspired you to work in the community?
The transition from specialist nursing in secondary care to community brought its own challenges but I have immersed myself in addressing these. The geography of Ayrshire can make accessible, specialist healthcare difficult. I am in a privileged position where I have been able to lead on improvements in respiratory care that has a clear focus on ensuring high quality, safe and person centred care close to or in the person’s home. I am also an expert resource for other community teams so that we can work together to empower people to live well with their condition. Working in community has brought me so much joy and has given me the courage to make a difference through kindness, fairness, compassion and being a champion for respiratory care.
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