Matthew Hodson MBE
Matthew is a Honorary Respiratory Nurse Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer at City University.
He was RCN Nurse of the Year in 2003 and was awarded an MBE for his services to Respiratory Care in 2015.
He is also a previous Chair of ARNS, and a board member of the RCN.
Claire is a Respiratory Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist in the Adult Community Care and Rehabilitation Team, leading on the Home Oxygen Service in Tower Hamlets. Claire completed her MSc in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy at UCL in 2013. She has a keen interest in research having worked at the Royal Brompton for 3 years. During this time she coordinated a study evaluating the use of endobronchial valves in patients with severe COPD, which was published in the Lancet in 2015.
Laura is a Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist, and Respiratory Lead Clinician for the Adult Cardiorespiratory Enhanced and Responsive Service (ACERS) at Homerton Hospital.
Having recently completed her MSc in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy at UCL, Laura has a keen interest in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, NIV, Palliative Care, admission avoidance and education. As well as being Deputy Chair of the PLAN network, Laura is also on the London PR Network Committee and the UCLP Simulation Strategy Group.
Meet The PLAN Committee
Dee Griffin is a Respiratory Nurse Specialist currently working in St Georges, Tooting. She focuses on patients with difficult allergy problems and provides input into ward patients with a range of respiratory conditions. She also has experience in community respiratory services.
Sogie is an Advanced Respiratory Nurse Practitioner currently working in Respiratory Supported Discharge, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the Home Oxygen Service in London North West Healthcare NHS Trust in Brent. Having completed an MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion in 2011 she is particularly interested in promoting and protecting public health, managing complex respiratory patients in the community, non-invasive ventilation, and engaging patients through education to better manage their own health.
Dr LJ is a Respiratory Registrar in North East London. She is interested in education & training and has a Diploma in Clinical Education. She holds positions on several MRCP committees, as well as acting as 'digital champion' for the BTS Speciality Trainee Advisory Group. She is interested in breathlessness, palliative care for those with non-malignant lung disease, and the intersection of arts and health.
Ashley is head of Service Development for the British Lung Foundation, and has worked for the BLF for over 17 years. He has been part of several national guideline committees, most recently the NHS England Specialised Respiratory Medicine Clinical Reference Group. He worked tirelessly to secure the Outcomes Strategy for COPD & Asthma (2001) by working with patients, the NHS and key respiratory stakeholders.
Ravijyot is a clinical pharmacist at UCLH, specialising in Respiratory prescribing. She is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and is a member of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society as well as the UK Clinical Pharmaceutical Society. She is an Honorary Lecturer at UCL's School of Pharmacy.
The newest member of our committee, Sara is a specialist respiratory physiotherapist having worked in pulmonary rehabilitation, community, and inpatient settings. She is part of the team at The Royal Brompton Hospital conducting research into physical activity and COPD, recently co-ordinating a study comparing the efficacy of lung volume reduction surgery and endobronchial valves in emphysema. She is also leading a UK wide lung volume reduction registry study.
Vijay is a Clinical Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist. He leads the Acute Intervention Respiratory (AIR) team at St Marys Hospital. He is a NIHR Imperial BRC Research Fellow, currently undertaking a clinical trial. Vijay is a clinical reviewer for NCEPOD and a member of non-medical prescribing committee at Imperial healthcare NHS Trust.
Jason is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist and a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. He currently works as the in-service psychologist in the Acute COPD Early Response Service (ACERs) at the Homerton Hospital.