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60 seconds with asthma nurse specialist Caroline Fredericks 

About 5.4 million people in the UK are affected by asthma. Caroline Fredericks, an asthma nurse specialist who works on the Asthma UK telephone helpline, is committed to ensuring people have the best care and feel stronger after calling

About 5.4 million people in the UK are affected by asthma. Caroline Fredericks, an asthma nurse specialist who works on the Asthma UK telephone helpline, is committed to ensuring people have the best care and feel stronger after calling

Caroline Fredericks trained at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, qualifying in 1981. After four years as an anaesthetic nurse in theatres she spent three years working in Zambia, the Middle East and Papua New Guinea. She spent the next 25 years working in primary care, with roles including nurse manager, nurse practitioner and respiratory nurse lead at a practice in Petersfield, Hampshire. She took up her current post as asthma nurse specialist on the Asthma UK telephone helpline two years ago, and also works one day a week as a nurse practitioner at

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