Clinical Lead for Asthma and Allergy, Education for Health
With 25 years’ experience of clinical practice in the NHS in both primary and secondary care Viv joined Education for Health in April 2013 as the Clinical Lead for Asthma and Allergy. Viv believes that excellence in education for health care professionals is the key to improving health outcomes for people with asthma and allergy. Identifying people with poor disease control and helping them to improve their disease management through shared decision making and action planning is essential if we are to improve quality of life for people with asthma and allergy and prevent avoidable deaths. In addition to her educational role Viv works part time in primary care reviewing and managing patients with respiratory disease and also works closely with a CCG around early and holistic interventions for children with difficult asthma. Viv has a number of additional professional interests including a role on the editorial board for a nursing journal, writing for publication and is a member of the Asthma UK Council for Health Professionals. Viv is also on the committee for the National Paediatric Respiratory and Allergy Nurses Group, where she leads on primary care issues, and was a panellist on the National Review of Asthma Deaths.