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Vikki Knowles

Vikki Knowles

Vikki Knowles is a Respiratory Nurse Specialist with 26 years’ experience across primary and secondary care. She is currently employed by Guildford and Waverley CCG as a Respiratory Nurse Consultant, leading on respiratory projects reviewing management of patients with respiratory disease to ensure that this is in line with current best practice. She is a member of the Executive Board of PCRS-UK and is a member of the Service Development Committee. She represented Primary Care interests in the development of the British Thoracic Society Home Oxygen Guidelines, which were published in 2015, and contributed to the Home Oxygen Quality Standards due to be published this year. She was a member of the group looking at management of end-stage respiratory disease within the Department of Health Outcomes Strategy for COPD and contributed to the development of a good practice guide for asthma, through her role on the asthma advisory group between 2009 and 2013.

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 receive personal income from the pharmaceutical industry or any healthcare related organisation(s)
AZ: Band B
BI: Band A
Cheisi: Band A
GSK: Band A
Napp/Mundipharma: Band B
Novartis: Band A
Pfizer: Band A
Teva: Band A
Other pharmaceutical company: NUTRICIA
Pharmaceutical industry total (% income): Band C

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
AZ, Napp/Mundipharma, Pfizer

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