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28th September 2022
  • Respiratory

Innovative models for nurse/pharmacist involvement in respiratory care (with live Q&A)

Many NHS staff have great ideas for improving the system and patient experience. If we are to realise the benefits from this, we must create a culture where innovation can flourish, and where our staff and patients feel empowered to contribute to the innovation process and help make change happen. Many of the building blocks that form the foundation of a more innovative culture are already in place1.

Innovation can be defined as invention plus adoption, plus diffusion of an idea or process. In healthcare, it may be a novel idea, product, service, or care pathway that has clear benefits when compared to what is currently done. Successful innovations often possess two key qualities: they are both usable and desirable1.

One important area the NHS seeks improvement on, is adapting the role of respiratory nurses and pharmacists to modern patient’s and NHS needs. Chiesi has therefore invited two such healthcare professionals, Gillian Cameron (Pharmacist) and Lorraine Phillips (Nurse), to share their expertise and innovative practices leading to a different way of providing patient care, as well as participate in a live Q&A to answer any questions that you may have.

As part of the webinar on 28th September 2022, we will host a live Q&A after the presentations allowing you to ask any questions, either related to the presentations or more generally around integrated care. We hope that you will join us!

Reference: Kelly CJ, Young AJ. Promoting innovation in healthcare. Future Healthc J. 2017 Jun;4(2):121-125. doi: 10.7861/futurehosp.4-2-121. PMID: 31098448; PMCID: PMC6502619.

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Session TitleSpeaker
Welcome and IntroductionSaarah Niazi-Ali, MSL, Chiesi
Innovative pharmacy-based models in ScotlandGillian Cameron
An innovative example of a nurse-led respiratory service in TamesideLorraine Phillips
Live Question and Answer sessionAll

Gillian Cameron


Gillian is an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist working in primary care in NHS Lothian.  Gillian’s current role involves supporting and developing a team of pharmacists to deliver the pharmacotherapy service.  Here, she is involved in delivering ‘teach and treat’ clinics and new ways of working, including hub working.


Gillian qualified with her BSc in Pharmacy from University of Strathclyde in 1990 and achieved her MSc in Clinical Pharmacy Practice in 2021.  She has been qualified as independent prescriber since 2010 and is now working in general practice.  She has a keen interest in polypharmacy, having worked for NHS Lanarkshire for 4 years reviewing frail elderly patients in care homes.


Gillian is also involved in an NHS GGC/NHS Lothian joint research project, which evaluates pharmacist interventions for patients with moderate to severe COPD.

She has a special interest in respiratory and previously worked in the Community Respiratory Team in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.  She has supported the University of Strathclyde in developing respiratory training sessions and OSCE case scenarios.


General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)

Lorraine Phillips


Lorraine is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner working for Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. 


Lorraine’s nursing career spans over 31 years. She has been a community nurse since 1997, spending 7 years within District Nursing and achieving a BSc Hons as a community specialist practitioner.   In 2006 she achieved a MSc in advanced Practice, following which she became a Community Matron working in Oldham.  In 2009 she joined Tameside and Glossop integrated Care organisation as a band 8a Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

Lorraine has also been a Queen Nurse for 7 years and uses this platform to share her community developments with other QN colleagues. Her most recent achievement was that of Professional Nurse Advocate, and this role will address how we can support staff following the covid pandemic


Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)