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60 Seconds with asthma nurse specialist Barbara Stephenson

People with asthma need consistent, personalised advice to help manage their condition, says Barbara Stephenson.
Barbara Stephenson

People with asthma need consistent, personalised advice to help manage their condition, says Barbara Stephenson

Barbara Stephenson qualified at Westminster Hospital in London 40 years ago. She was a medical ward sister, then a practice nurse, and has taught the diabetes X-pert programme to patients. Her current role is asthma nurse specialist at Asthma UK.

What are your main work responsibilities?

Helping with clinical input at Asthma UK, including doing call-backs on the helpline.

How did you get your job?

I answered an advertisement in the RCN Bulletin 8 years ago.

Who are your clients/patients?

People with asthma, healthcare professionals, pharmacists, school staff, and friends and relatives of people with asthma.

What do you love about your job?

Having the time to talk to people and being able

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