Vicky has worked as part of the Respiratory Team at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2001, with a secondment in 2015 to lead a Scoping Exercise, in collaboration with Liverpool CCG, looking at Asthma Service Transformation across the city. This involved collaboration with Primary Care, Education, Children’s Services and many others and led to the development of a potential Model of Asthma Care through more integrated working.
Previously Vicky coordinated The Halton Asthma Project, working with local GPs and schools, in the Borough of Halton, to improve asthma management in school age children.
Currently, she is an independent practitioner, providing assessment, treatment and education to maintain high standards of management of paediatric respiratory patients, providing ongoing support to empower the child and family to effectively manage their respiratory condition at home.
With a strong interest in Difficult Asthma, Vicky has been instrumental in developing the Difficult Asthma Pathway and the Multidisciplinary Difficult Asthma Service (MDAS) for review of difficult to control/severe asthma patients. She leads on transition of adolescent asthma patients to adult services and has developed a process of transition and strong links with the local adult asthma team. Vicky’s real interest in supporting schools to manage asthma effectively means she has developed school standards, training, and supports the use of emergency salbutamol in schools.
She is a National Trainer for Education for Health and an Honorary Clinical Tutor, at Liverpool University. An active member of the North West Paediatric Respiratory Asthma & Allergy Nurses Group (PRANG) since its development, and NPRANG since its concept. She is proud to be on the Committee and enjoys the opportunity to influence paediatric respiratory care.