002_smallThe children's respiratory nursing team consists of four nurses with differing, but complementary, areas of responsibility.

We provide care for children with CF including a telephone triage service, asthma, allergy and general respiratory conditions. Core duties provided by the team include:

  • Acting as a point of contact for parents and families
  • Teaching children and their carers to manage their health
  • Liaising with multi-disciplinary professionals
  • Spirometry
  • Inhaler technique
  • Attending specialist clinics
  • Providing specialist advice and teaching for other health professionals and students.

We are the Regional CF Centre, and provide shared care with Lincoln, Boston, Derby, Mansfield and Chesterfield. We host a bi-annual East Midlands Nurses Group to provide support and education for other nurses caring for children with CF in the area.

We also contribute to the respiratory research and development initiatives taking place within Nottingham Childrens' Hospital.

The service is covered Monday to Friday on a flexible service led basis.


Amanda Ward, CF Nurse Specialist

  • In-patient care
  • Out-patient clinics
  • Annual assessment clinics
  • Transition clinics
  • Attends shared care clinics
  • Is the liaison for the local CF teams within the shared care areas.

Tel: 0115 924 9924 ext 62286


Janice Mighten, Respiratory and Community Nurse Specialist

  • Works in both primary and secondary settings
  • Attends CF and general respiratory clinic
  • Nurse led CF clinic monthly

Tel: 0115 924 9924 ext 62986


Debra Forster, Respiratory, Allergy and Community Nurse Specialist

  • Works in both primary and secondary settings
  • Cross boundary working
  • Attends CF, asthma and allergy clinics in hospital.
  • Nurse led asthma/allergy clinic

Tel: 0115 924 9924 ext 62501


Caroline Youle, Respiratory Nurse Specialist

  • In-patient/out-patient care
  • Provides spirometry, every two months for neuromuscular patients and weekly in a scoliosis patients clinic
  • Consultant referrals for asthma education and LFT, Rint and exercise testing

Tel: 0115 924 9924 ext 64842 (Caroline works Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).

NHS Nottingham University Hospitals
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