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Event speaker biographies

Stephen Gaduzo

Stephen, who has recently retired after 30 years as a partner at the Cheadle Medical Practice in Stockport, has had an interest in respiratory medicine since becoming a junior doctor. This interest led Stephen to be a Clinical Assistant at a chest clinic for 18 years. He assisted with the initiation of the Stockport COPD Community Multidisciplinary Service and has worked as a respiratory GPwSI for the last 15 years. In addition to being a member of the PCRS for 25 years, Stephen was Chair from 2013 to 2016 and remains Chair of the Respiratory Leadership Programme.

Steve Holmes

Steve Holmes

Steve qualified as a GP in 1989 and, after initially practising in the north of the country, has been working in Somerset since 2002. He has a long-standing respiratory interest in primary care, has chaired the PCRS and was involved with the British Asthma Guidelines (BTS/SIGN) for 10 years. Steve has been a GP trainer since 1990 and has been involved in medical education throughout his career. Steve has also been involved with a variety of multi-professional, cross boundary initiatives within the NHS and has more than 200 publications to his name. He has had an interest in communication skills training and change management – along with a passion to encourage clinicians to make a difference.

Ruth McArthur

Ruth McArthur
Ruth is a Practice Nurse of over 25 years in East Kilbride, Scotland, with a specialist interest in allergy and respiratory conditions. She is a Clinical Lead within the practice and joined Education for Health as a trainer in 1990, facilitating short courses, diploma and degree programmes for asthma, allergy and COPD. Ruth was previously a member of the BTS/SIGN Asthma Guidelines Steering Group and the Diagnosis Evidence Review Group. As a previously elected member of the PCRS-UK Executive Committee and Education Committee, she continues to be involved in clinical practice and education. Ruth was involved in developing the QIS COPD Standards in Scotland and was the PCRS representative on the UK inhaler group (UKIG).

Vincent McGovern

Vincent McGovern
Vincent is a sessional GP in Belfast and Bangor, County Down with a particular interest in respiratory medicine. He holds three part-time clinical assistantships, one in adult chest medicine at Belfast City Hospital, one in paediatric asthma at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and one in accident and emergency medicine at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald. In 2009 he was appointed as a GPwSI in COPD by the Belfast Trust. Vincent is a member of both the PCRS and BTS and previously sat on the joint BTS/SIGN Guideline Panel reviewing the asthma guidelines. Vincent was a part-time lecturer at the University of Ulster and continues to lecture widely on respiratory medicine, in particular: asthma, prescribing trends and the impact of guidelines. He also carries out pulmonary rehabilitation assessment clinics in the community and was on the steering committee of the National Review of Asthma Deaths.

June Roberts

June Roberts
June is the Associate Director of Transformation and Innovation at Salford Royal and a Consultant Respiratory Nurse. June is passionate about improving outcomes for patients and the NHS, with a keen interest in patient centred care and integrated working between primary and secondary care. June was the North West NHS Regional Respiratory Co-Lead 2010 to 2013.

Jane Scullion

Jane Scullion
Jane is an experienced Consultant Respiratory Nurse and works in the University Hospitals of Leicester. She is the UK Inhaler Group Educational Lead and a member of the European Inhaler Group ADMIT. Jane is passionate about improving patient outcomes through education, is a national and international speaker on respiratory matters and well published within the field.

Iain Small

Iain Small
Iain Small is a GP in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, with a career-long interest in respiratory medicine, which has seen him publish and present across a wide range of topics, from Children’s Asthma to palliative care in COPD. His clinical commitment covers a range of activities from: emergency medicine and trauma to custodial medicine, palliative care, and the management of medical complexity. Iain is a former Chair of the PCRS and edits the society’s journal – Primary Care Respiratory Update. He is also the Clinical Lead for NHS Grampian’s Respiratory Network and an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Primary Care, Aberdeen University. In the past he has served as a Trustee of Asthma UK, an Associate Editor of Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, has chaired the National Advisory Group (Respiratory) to the Scottish Government, and is the Curriculum Guardian (Respiratory) for the RCGP.

Anne Marie Marley

Anne Marie Marley
Anne Marie has been working as a Respiratory Nurse Consultant since 2004 in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. She has been involved with the project team for the Northern Ireland Respiratory Service Framework 2016 and chaired the Respiratory Learning and Development Project to support the Framework’s regional implementation. She has been on the clinical forum for the European Connected Health Project and is a representative on the Respiratory Research Network for Northern Ireland. Anne Marie is also a representative on the RCGP palliative care group, an advisory board member for Marie Curie NI and a council member for Asthma UK. She has published work on COPD and palliative care and is currently the Respiratory Clinical Lead for the Integrated Care Partnership for Belfast. She is an RCN NI Board member and was awarded an MBE for services to health care in 2012.

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