Nurse Advisory Group

The Society established a Nurse Advisory Group in 2008 following a survey of nurse members. The remit and membership of the Group was reviewed in 2017 and a clear consensus was confirmed that this Group provides a vital service within the Society.  It helps to:-

  • ensure that the work of the Society fully reflects the respiratory nursing dimension
  • advise the Society on matters which influence the care of patients from the perspective of the respiratory nurse, (including treatment, therapy and procedures; appropriate standards of care and resources; and education and research requirements).
  • be the main channel through which the Society can receive the views of nurse members and through which the Society can send information to members about the areas mentioned above. 
  • have a pivotal role in communication and linking together the wide range of activities within differing specialist nursing areas as well as generic issues.  It will be at the centre of a new communications "hub" for nurse members.

Tasks for 2019-2020 will include:-

  • Offering an improved learning experience - including RCN accreditation for courses; more events aimed at and planned in conjunction with sub-speciality nursing groups, such as the successful NIV courses.  
  • Lending the specialist nurse voice and support to addressing the looming nurse workforce crisis and providing more accessible information to help Trusts in relation to specialist nursing job roles.   


The Nurse Specialist Advisory Group is surrently seeking a new Chair.    Members are listed below - click on an individual name to view the current Declaration of Interest.

Mrs Alison Armstrong
Dr Karen Heslop-Marshall
Mrs Leanne Jo Holmes
Mrs Susan Hope
Miss Helen Morris
Mrs Samantha Prigmore

Specialist Advisory Group Documents