Respiratory nurse specialist is achiever of the year

A colleague nominated a respiratory nurse specialist who won the British Lung Foundation's Health Professional Respiratory Achiever of the Year award.

Jo Riley

Jo Riley, of Oxfordshire PCT, won a course of her choice from Respiratory Education UK, Marks and Spencer vouchers and a bouquet of flowers.

Jo, who has been a respiratory nurse specialist for eight years, worked with chest patients in Oxfordshire. She now leads a team of nine respiratory nurses who cover England.

She is a trainer at the National Asthma and Respiratory Training Centre in Warwick and is planning to use her annual leave this year helping to teach healthcare professionals in Bangladesh how to treat asthma patients.

Jo’s nomination read: ‘(Her enthusiasm)… is enormous and she spurs people on to do their best for patients.’

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