Smoking Ban on NHS Hospital sites comes into force

I am so excited, I cannot contain myself!! Yesterday a smoking ban on NHS hospital sites came into force. This new law means that no one on a NHS hospital site can smoke within 15m of a hospital building and cannot smoke under any overhangs of buildings either. This law is enforceable and people who… Continue reading Smoking Ban on NHS Hospital sites comes into force

Severe Asthma Peer Support Group

Severe asthma is a complex disease that impacts every aspect of a persons life. I have lived with asthma almost all of my life and severe asthma for over half of it too, even before it was classed as severe it was always hard to control. There is not one aspect of my life that… Continue reading Severe Asthma Peer Support Group

My COVID-19 Experience

The covid fairy finally paid me a visit a few weeks ago. Postive Lateral Flow Test and a High temp (not the highest it hit) Having avoided it for the last 2 and a half years I knew my time would come but I had no idea when. Not long into the first national lockdown… Continue reading My COVID-19 Experience

Being on Biologics for Spontaneous Idiopathic Urticaria and Angioedema

After years of struggling with what I thought was only allergies I was formally diagnosed with spontaneous idiopathic urticaria and angioedema (I will refer to it as urticaria from here as it is a mouthful and a lot to write over and over). I wrote a blog post about it a few months ago, it… Continue reading Being on Biologics for Spontaneous Idiopathic Urticaria and Angioedema

A New Vision for Lung Health

On Tuesday evening I attended one of my first face to face events since the COVID-19 pandemic started. I cannot begin to explain how good it was to be back at an in person event. A few months ago the rebranding of the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership was unveiled. Along with new… Continue reading A New Vision for Lung Health

Horrified watching incorrect asthma advice on daytime TV

Normally I would be excited and shouting from the rooftops that there has been a segment dedicated to asthma on a very popular morning TV show. Not this time, quite the opposite. Everyone in the asthma field (patients, clinicians, pharmacists, industry, pharma as well as many more) has been left stunned and in utter disbelief… Continue reading Horrified watching incorrect asthma advice on daytime TV

Experiencing the evolution of an asthma charity in the UK

Last month saw the rebranding of the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership. It has been rebranded and is now Asthma + Lung UK. Evolution is sometimes scary and can be uncertain but there is often so many positive things that come from it, my perspective is that this has continually happened in the… Continue reading Experiencing the evolution of an asthma charity in the UK

Going green with inhalers…..

If you are on social media and follow some people in the asthma world you will see that this seems to be a big topic. You will also more than likely see this image: Ventolin Evohaler vs Ventolin Accuhaler The humble Ventolin Evohaler pMDI (pressurised metered dose inhaler) or puffer is taking a huge amount… Continue reading Going green with inhalers…..

Emergency Surgery and Normalising Hospital Admissions

For those who follow me on social media will be aware that I recently had to be admitted to hospital for emergency abdominal surgery. Of course I was shocked at the prospect of needing surgery and the speed at which everything happened but looking back on it I realised I have totally normalised going into… Continue reading Emergency Surgery and Normalising Hospital Admissions

Living with fear and anxiety

On my social media I have recently been posting about the fear and anxiety I have been trying to deal with. I have discovered that I am not the only one who is having the same experience. This is reassuring as it says to me that my fear is justified but it is awful that… Continue reading Living with fear and anxiety