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Heather Matthews

Heather Matthews

Heather has been a nurse for over 42 years. She has worked as a midwife, a practice nurse,a health advisor for the youth service and until 2018 as the head nurse for the respiratory nursing service at the James Paget NHS Foundation Trust. She has combined developing new services and managing the Specialist Nursing services with maintaining direct patient care in both primary and secondary care settings. She has published in a number of journals and has presented at a national level.She was an assessor for NRAD and was a key speaker on the BTS NIV course. She has retired from her head respiratory nurse post and has embraced a career as an independent nurse specialising in respiratory care and communication skills. Her hobbies include keeping an allotment, nordic walking , art, singing in a choir and being driven in fast cars. RN.RM.BSc(Hons) Cert Health Ed.MSc(Health Sciences)

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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 C
Private healthcare provider (e.g. Virgin): Band A

B. Other paid positions / work
I do receive personal income from the pharmaceutical industry or any healthcare related organisation(s)
AZ: Band A
Cheisi: Band A
Napp/Mundipharma: Band A
Pfizer: Band A
Teva: Band A
Pharmaceutical industry total (% income): Band B
Private healthcare provider (e.g. Virgin): Band A

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? No
AZ, Cheisi, Napp/Mundipharma, Pfizer, Other pharmaceutical companies

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? No

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