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Multi-million pound Asthma Health Technology Fund at Asthma UK

Asthma UK- Asthma Health Technology Fund You may have seen on either the Asthma UK British Lung Foundation website or LinkedIn that there has been the launch of a multi million pound fund available to support the development of asthma health technologies. This fund I believe is so important because asthma lags behind other long… Continue reading Multi-million pound Asthma Health Technology Fund at Asthma UK

New article I wrote for TEVA Life Effects Platform

I am very fortunate that I write for TEVA Pharmaceuticals Life Effects Platform about my experience of living with severe asthma. This month I wrote about my experience of wearing a face covering during COVID19 including some experiences I have had with different face coverings as well as some good and bad times when out… Continue reading New article I wrote for TEVA Life Effects Platform

Long COVID vs Post ICU Syndrome

Is Long Covid really a new condition? Or just a new name for a syndrome that has effected the thousands of ICU Survivors for years? Taken from Long Covid Website There is a huge amount in the press just now about a new condition that is developing as a result of COVID19. Long COVID seems… Continue reading Long COVID vs Post ICU Syndrome

Bringing the patient voice to Research and Development

A lot of the work I do is speaking to people about what it is like to live with asthma. Asthma is a condition that you should be able to live with and it won't interfere too much but for so many people asthma dictates their life. It is so important for those who work… Continue reading Bringing the patient voice to Research and Development

World Mental Health Day

No one is immune from having a wobble with their mental health just as no one is immune from having issues with their physical health. The difference is that humans are happier to speak up about a physical health complaint compared to a mental health complaint. 10th October 2020 is World Mental Health Day. Mental… Continue reading World Mental Health Day

Essentials for Good Asthma Management

Recently on social media I have become so aware that many with asthma do not have the essential tools they need to enable them to manage their asthma effectively and live a life where asthma does not impede their daily routine. 1. Personal Asthma Action Plan (PAAP) or action plan for short. This is essential… Continue reading Essentials for Good Asthma Management

Negatives of telephone clinic appointments

I have written before about the positives of having telephone clinic appointments but today I found the real downside. I was meant to have a clinic appointment last week but this was rearranged due to my consultant being off work. It was rearranged for next Monday so I was shocked when I was called today.… Continue reading Negatives of telephone clinic appointments

Anxiety about meeting people again

COVID-19 has touched the lives of everyone recently. No one has been immune from its effects whether it has been actually catching the virus or know someone who has had the virus, having your work impacted, having your childs schooling interrupted, education interrupted or you have been in the shielding group whose lives have been… Continue reading Anxiety about meeting people again

Being Asthmatic with Easyjet

I saw in the news the other day a story that truly shocked me. To sum it up basically a severe asthmatic boarded an Easyjet plane only to be shouted at by the Pilot and jeered at by the rest of the passengers because he refused to wear a face covering despite having proof of… Continue reading Being Asthmatic with Easyjet