I graduated from Nottingham University in 1994 with BNurs. I worked in Nottingham at the Queens Medical Centre for a couple of years before moving to work at the John Radcliffe in Oxford in acute medicine.
Following a year abroad travelling I returned to the UK and worked in Oxford as a community nurse in a city practice. From this job I moved to study full time at Oxford Brookes for the District Nursing Cert (BA). This enabled me to become a District Nursing sister in a rural practice where I worked for 2 years.
Following the birth of my first daughter I worked for a short period at Didcot Community Hospital. From here I moved to my current role in the Community Respiratory Nursing Team in Oxford. This is an expanding service supporting people predominantly with COPD and asthma in the community. I have a caseload of patients that I support in their own homes.
My special interest is in end-of-life care; holistically supporting patients and their families facing challenging symptoms like refractory breathlessness. We also support anyone requiring home oxygen and offer Pulmonary Rehabilitation to the county. Our service has recently extended to supporting patients with Long Covid in specialised community clinics.