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Linda Lomax

Linda Lomax

I am a nurse practioner with a special interest in respiratory care. I am the respiratory lead in the practice that currently has around 39,000 patients across 3 sites. A large part of my day to day work involves diagnosing and treating respiratory patients in general practice and I have the advantage to have a close working relationship with our secondary colleagues which I have maintained over many years. My passion for respiratory care started about 20 years ago when I was first introduced to the GPIAG now known as PCRS. I have been involved in numerous local initiatives and I sat on the executive committee of the then PCT where I worked to made respiratory a priority. I took time out of general practice to pilot a COPD nurse specialist job in our local community in which time I campaigned tirelessly to obtain funding for Pulmonary Rehabilitation and a better standard of education around respiratory disease for the local nurses.I am ARTP registered for Spirometry and I am trying to encourage anyone locally involved in respiratory care to undertake the training. I have recently set up and managing a local respiratory network in Bedford that I have affiliated to the PCRS and because of that I have joined the Affiliated groups committee. I am currently attending the PCRs Leaders courses which I am finding invaluable.

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

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