Biographies

Jane Scullion

Jane Scullion, based in Leicestershire has been a Respiratory Nurse Consultant for more than 15 years and has over twenty five years of experience in working with people with respiratory conditions in a variety of roles.

She is appointed on a sessional basis by the Academic Health Science Network as one of the Respiratory Clinical Leads to work on putting innovation into practice and with the Strategic Clinical Network to improve service provision and support a Respiratory Network. She is also a member of the East Midlands Clinical senate. Jane works across primary and secondary care and is keen to see the artificial divide between these improved in the interests of patients and services developed rationally. She is a Regional Clinical lead for Home Oxygen and mentors one of the community oxygen services. In her clinical role she works with many chronic respiratory conditions, in particular, people with difficult asthma, COPD and those with interstitial lung disease, where she has a particular interest in the psychology of chronic illness, coping mechanisms, end of life issues and of the impact of these on patients and their carers’. Widely published Jane sits on the Editorial board of Thorax and Primary Health Care, and is an RCN advisor for NICE. Jane has been a Trustee of the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK) since 2012. In her capacity as a Trustee she is chair of the PCRS-UK lay reference group. Jane is also a Trustee for Education for Health, a member of the UK Inhaler Group (UKIG) and more recently ADMIT; she is also East Midlands Regional Chair for the British Lung Foundation (BLF).