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Ruth Thomas

Ruth Thomas

Ruth Thomas is a respiratory nurse in Milton Keynes, dividing her time between practice nursing, lead for community pulmonary rehabilitation and as a nurse specialist in a primary care outpatient respiratory service. She runs a local respiratory interest group affiliated to PCRS and has also developed training on behalf of the International primary Care Respiratory Group as well as Education for Health. She is on the editorial board for the PCRU journal as well as having a voluntary role as BLF nurse, Milton Keynes. Ruth has been involved in many local respiratory projects and is passionate about patients receiving an accurate diagnosis, evidence –based education and management and loves her job so much in pulmonary rehabilitation she is now a qualified level 2 fitness instructor. Another interested is functional breathing and is a Buteyko Breathing Practitioner as well as being on the committee for the Buteyko Breathing Association.
Bands:

A Less than 2% of gross annual income

B Between 2% and 10% of gross annual income

C Any payment between 10% and 20% of gross annual income

D Any payment over 20% of gross annual income


All interests declared are for the previous calendar year


Section 1: Paid Work / Personal Income


A. Employments (including partnerships)
I am an employee, paid director and / or partner of an organisation
Any NHS organisation (including GP practice): Band D

B. Other paid positions / work
I do not receive personal income from the pharmaceutical industry or any healthcare related organisation(s) (except any employee salary or partnership interest declared in Section A)
Pharmaceutical industry total (% income): No personal income from pharmaceutical industry

C. Other income (e.g. shared dividends)
I do not receive any other income (e.g. share dividends from commercial healthcare or tobacco companies)

D. Other personal benefits
Do you receive any hospitality/travel grants from pharmaceutical companies to attend conferences/meetings? Yes
Cheisi

Section 2: Unpaid Work


A. Trusteeships / Directorships
I do not hold any trusteeships/directorships in any healthcare related organisation or tobacco manufacturer

B. Other unpaid / voluntary work
Do you hold any other significant positions that may create a conflicting interest to PCRS? Yes
Pulmonary Rehab lead-ARNS Treasurer, Buteyko breathing association

Section 3: Shareholdings in Relevant Companies


I do not have any shareholdings in the tobacco industry or any pharmaceutical or other healthcare company

Section 4: Other non-personal interests


Does your practice, CCG or Department receive any fees/grants/benefits in kind worth £2500 or more from any commercial company? No

Section 5: Interest of spouses / long term partners and children


Does your spouse/long term partner or children have any relevant employments, paid work or significant unpaid work in any healthcare related organisation or the tobacco industry? No