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Melissa Canavan

Melissa Canavan

After leaving A&E in 2009 Melissa began her career in primary care as a practice nurse. She attended her first PCRS respiratory leaders event in 2013, following this Melissa co- founded Leeds Respiratory Network with a colleague. This led to the development of a new social enterprise called Respiratory Care Solutions (RCS) of which she is now a company director. Melissa is passionate about leadership, education and quality improvement. In 2015 Melissa joined the PCRS Respiratory Leaders Management Team and September 2016 Melissa left her job as a practice nurse. She started back at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust as a respiratory nurse specialist on a 12 month contract. At the end of 2017 RCS obtained a contract with a collaboration of GP’s to standardise respiratory care and reduce variation between 8 GP practices. Melissa now works full time as a Respiratory Nurse Specialist for the social enterprise. She is also lead nurse for Burmantofts, Harehills and Richmondhill Primary Care Network.

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 A
Private healthcare provider (e.g. Virgin): Band A
University: Band A
Other commercial organisation, including pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers & agencies: Band A
Not-for-profit organisation(s): Band D
Not-for-profit organisation(s): Respiratory care Solutions

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? No

Section 2: Unpaid Work

A. Trusteeships / Directorships
I hold trusteeships/directorships in healthcare related organisation or tobacco manufacture
Trustee / Directorships held: Other
Respiratory Care Solutions

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? Yes
Respiratory Care Solutions charges pharmaceutical companies to have stands at the meetings and conferences.

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