Alison is the Nurse Consultant within the regional North-East Assisted Ventilation Service and has worked within the long term ventilation service for the last 20 years.
Alison represents nursing on a number of groups. She has a national role as chair for the British Thoracic Society Education and Training Committee.
She is the host of the Specialists in Long-term Ventilation at Home (SiLVaH) national network, which is a non-medical group designed to promote the sharing of ideas, innovations and improvements in this specialist area of practise.
She has been part of the group involved in developing the Home Mechanical Ventilation medical curriculum, and has led on the further development of this to provide a Long Term Ventilation Educational Framework for multi-professional use.
Alison hosts flight assessment clinics, and recognises the importance of holidays, including airline travel, for this patient group.
She has an MSc in Practice Development and is an independent prescriber. One of her main interests lies in education.
She is passionate about promoting independence and ensuring an enhanced quality of life for her complex patient group.