2019 the good, the bad & the ugly

With the new year fast approaching I like to reflect back on how the year has been and what I have achieved. Last years post can be found here . My thought for 2019 was: 2019 is going to be a great year, a year to focus on achieving the best health I can and enjoy… Continue reading 2019 the good, the bad & the ugly

Asthma Death in Children

There is so much research into asthma just now looking at a cure for asthma, better management, getting asthmatics to comply with treatment better but research into asthma death, often a taboo subject to talk about is vital to make any change in the shocking asthma statistics. Ann an children's asthma nurse specialist is also… Continue reading Asthma Death in Children

May is asthma awareness month!!!

May is asthma awareness month. Asthma is a disease which is so misunderstood. Many will live with asthma quite happily and think 'its just asthma' but then there is the small portion of people who battle asthma everyday and just getting up in the morning is achievable because of a concoction of medication and then… Continue reading May is asthma awareness month!!!

Asthma a rare disease??

On the 29th February there was an awareness day for rare diseases. Asthma is one of the most common rare diseases out there. Its rare in its own very special way. It is not in the same category as some of the obscure disease like EB or Battens which are rare due to so few… Continue reading Asthma a rare disease??

#aukcarASM15

The last few days I have been down in Manchester at the Annual Scientific Meeting for the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research. It was a great few days. all kicked off by an entertaining dinner with the centre director and post grad and network co-ordinator who learnt the value of Twitter and what you… Continue reading #aukcarASM15

What is PPI?

In my blog I have spoken a lot about PPI or Patient and Public Involvement but what does it mean? When hearing the term PPI (apologies for the big assumption) most people will automatically think “payment protection insurance". I must admit I first thought this when I first heard the term PPI. You hear and… Continue reading What is PPI?

AUKCAR PPI update

I still pinch myself as I can't believe I am involved in such a fantastic research centre. AUKCAR is a unique virtual centre incorporating 13 institutes which all have teams of dedicated researchers wanting to make the lives of people with asthma better by addressing three key areas: encourage good asthma control, maximise treatment benefits,… Continue reading AUKCAR PPI update

“Asthma charity may quit Scotland in London office switch”

I hummed and hawed about this post and how to write it and what to write. I don't think I have ever started and restarted a blog post so many times trying to find the right was to express my thoughts. "Asthma charity may quit Scotland in London office switch". That was the heading of… Continue reading “Asthma charity may quit Scotland in London office switch”

Educating the next generation of researchers!

Last week has been really busy but really busy in a good way!!! I had a day which was a bit of an AUKCAR day- starting with a PPI teleconference, moving to discussions about the Children and Young Person's Group before finishing with a Webinar for the PhD students. A busy day but lots accomplished!… Continue reading Educating the next generation of researchers!