Current Role: Currently on secondment to the Royal College of Nursing
Nurse Consultant, George Eliot Hospital, Warwickshire: since qualifying in 1992 as an RGN Wendy has worked in a variety of medical nursing and education roles, specialising in Respiratory and Acute Medicine. Her studies have been varied with an MSc in Respiratory Care (2011) with post graduate certificates in prescribing and higher education.
Her teams are Nursing Times ‘Team of the Year’ 2014 which incorporates an acute medical unit and an ambulatory care unit with a range of pathways to provide acute care whilst avoiding admission (inc respiratory).
Other roles include; non-medical prescribing lead, BTS stop smoking champion and also lectures at Coventry University.
She is passionate about respiratory care and smoking cessation.
Committee member of the Association of Respiratory Nurses (ARNS) and Teaching & Education lead.
She participates in national and international groups including at parliament and the European Respiratory Nurses Association representing ARNS and the RCN.
Wendy also represent ARNS on national guideline groups and is BTS co-lead for Stop smoking champions. She shares her learning by talking at a range of conferences and events and publishing papers. This was acknowledged in 2014 by being recognised as an HSJ Rising Star.