Hot Topics in Respiratory Medicine

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Satellite Hot Topics in Respiratory Medicine
Speakers Prof Anna Murphy (Consultant Respiratory Pharmacist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust) and Gráinne D'Ancona (Consultant pharmacist for respiratory and sleep medicine at Guys and St Thomas’ NHSFT)
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Gráinne is the consultant pharmacist for respiratory and sleep medicine at Guys and St Thomas’ NHSFT and clinical lecturer at KCL. She has contributed to national guidelines and training programmes, and holds several national committee seats, most notably on the NHSE Respiratory Delivery Board, the RCP national Asthma and COPD Audit Programme board, the BTS special advisory group and UKCPA respiratory committee. An advocate for integrated respiratory care and value based interventions, her clinical roles includes optimising care for patients with severe asthma, COPD, ILD and sleep disorders, in the hospital setting and also through virtual clinics in general practice.

Anna Murphy is a Consultant Respiratory Pharmacist at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and honarary visiting professor at DeMontfort University.  She has over 20 years’ experience working in the field of Respiratory Medicine. The clinical aspect of her post offers assessment, medicines optimisation, monitoring and advice to people with respiratory disease, working both in hospital and primary care. People with ILD, asthma and COPD are referred to Anna for medicine optimisation and support, in particular prescribing and monitoring of high cost and high risk medicines. Working across Leicestershire the post includes interface care and the development of services for respiratory patients.

Anna currently works with several national groups and organisations on issues surrounding prescribing in respiratory disease. She is currently member of the UKCPA committee, RPS spokesperson for respiratory, pharmacist representative on the Internal Medicine NHSE CRG, chair of the BTS Specialist Advisory Group for Pharmacists, co-chair of the Medicine Adherence work-stream of the NHS Severe Asthma Value scheme and co-chair of the medicine optimisation committee of the Lung Taskforce.

Anna has published widely in peer reviewed journals, is author of Asthma-in-Focus and produced the “7-Steps to Success” inhaler education materials. Research interests include medicine adherence in people with respiratory disease and pharmacy practice research.

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