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Laura Rush

Laura Rush

Laura is a practice nurse with a specialist interest in respiratory care. A large part of her clinical role involves the diagnosis and management of patients with asthma and COPD. Laura’s passion for improving care for respiratory patients including early diagnosis and appropriate management prompted her to share her knowledge and enthusiasm through a role in teaching to motivate and inspire other healthcare professionals to deliver optimum care. She is involved in local projects to upskill practice nurses in spirometry and the assessment and management of asthma and COPD and has recently become a trainer for Education for Health. Laura sits on the Primary Care Respiratory Society Education Committee where she is also part of a spirometry working group. She has been a part of various steering committees, most recently for an acute asthma online resource aimed at practice nurses and has set up a local respiratory interest group in Somerset which meets regularly.

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

B. Other paid positions / work
I do receive any personal income from any healthcare related organisation
BI: Band B
Cheisi: Band C
GSK: Band B
Napp/Mundipharma: Band A
Novartis: Band B
Orion: Band A
Pfizer: Band D
Teva: Band B
Pharmaceutical industry total (% income): Band D
Education for Health: Band B
Other not for profit respiratory organisations: Band B

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

Section 2: Pooled / Non personal Income

My practice/employer does not receive any income for work I undertake for any healthcare related organisation

Section 3: 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
If yes, please list the roles and name of organisation: BLF Professional, voluntary role. Activity has been inactive this last year.

Section 4: Shareholdings in Relevant Companies

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

Section 5: Other non-personal interests

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

Section 6: 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