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!!!
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
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!
Small steps will make big changes.
Today has been one of those days where bits and pieces happened and the end result should make a huge difference. Today was a particularly bad day breathing wise. I knew I was starting late for work as I was due time back but nebbing hourly from 5am was not the way I planned to… Continue reading Small steps will make big changes.
Guest Blog from a great friend Dr Steph!!
This guest blog is from Steph. I met Steph originally on Asthma UK's online forum. We didn't know who each other were. I was Olive86 and Steph was disco dolly or DD for short if I remember correctly!!! We chatted through the forum for a few years and then with the creation of Facebook we… Continue reading Guest Blog from a great friend Dr Steph!!