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BLOG SERIES - A lifelong journey with asthma | Dr Katherine Hickman

Dr Katherine Hickman is a GP, Vice-Chair of the Primary Care Respiratory Society, and Primary Care Lead for the National Asthma and COPD programme. In this final blog in the series she offers a thoughtful insight into the lifelong journey of living with asthma

BLOG SERIES – Asthma outcomes: National policy perspective | Professor Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan and the Illustration from his presentation at asthma outcomes webinar
Professor Mike Morgan is an Honorary Professor at the University of Leicester and was formerly the National Clinical Director for Respiratory Services in England. He gave us his view on the recent policy changes around asthma care in the UK, and how things need to change in the future

BLOG SERIES – Asthma outcomes: Psychology perspective | Dr Alistair JA Duff

Alistair JA Duff and the Illustration from his presentation at asthma outcomes webinar
Dr Alistair JA Duff is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and is Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Leeds. He leads us through some of the psychological issues which contribute to the UK’s asthma outcomes trailing behind other nations

BLOG SERIES – Asthma outcomes: Education perspective | Dr Linda Edwards

Linda Edwards and the Illustration from her presentation at asthma outcomes webinar
Dr Linda Edwards is the Chief Executive of Education for Health and she discussed the need for simplicity in the tools for clinicians to help create change in their patients

BLOG SERIES – Asthma outcomes: Research perspective | Professor Hilary Pinnock

Hilary Pinnock and the Illustration from her presentation at asthma outcomes webinar
Professor Hilary Pinnock is Professor of Primary Care Respiratory Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and Lead on the Optimising Management of Asthma Attacks theme within the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research. She takes us through the difficulties in getting research into practice

BLOG SERIES – Asthma outcomes: Community pharmacy perspective | Darush Attar-Zadeh

Darush Attar-Zadeh and the Illustration from his presentation at asthma outcomes webinar
Darush Attar-Zadeh is a community pharmacist and Executive Committee member of the Primary Care Respiratory Society. He gives his view of how community pharmacies can have a role in improving asthma care

BLOG SERIES – Asthma outcomes: Third sector perspective | Dr Erika Kennington

Erika Kennington and the Illustration from her presentation at asthma outcomes webinar
Dr Erika Kennington, Head of Research and Innovation at The Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership outlines how we need to take the whole system, the players and the varied beliefs, behaviours and situations of people with asthma into account to improve outcomes

BLOG SERIES – Asthma outcomes: Primary care perspective | Dr Katherine Hickman

Katherine Hickman and the Illustration from her presentation at asthma outcomes webinar
Dr Katherine Hickman, GP, Vice-Chair of the Primary Care Respiratory Society, and Primary Care Lead for the National Asthma and COPD programme talks us through how she believes change in asthma care in primary care can be driven by small behavioural changes

BLOG SERIES: Is the UK still struggling to significantly improve asthma outcomes? Reflections on the COVID-19 era

Monica Fletcher and the illustrations from the asthma outcomes webinar
Monica Fletcher OBE, Advocacy Lead at the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research reflects on the year since our webinar in association with the Primary Care Respiratory Society

An invaluable privilege: My time as Student Representative – Emma Kinley

Reflections on a year as Student Rep during COVID-19 - Emma Kinley
Emma Kinley, second year PhD student with the Centre, based at the University of Edinburgh, writes about her experience of being Student Representative 2020 -2021