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Inspirational nurse receives national recognition
Press release date01/06/2018
Jane Scullion, Respiratory Nurse Consultant, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement for her Outstanding Contribution to Respiratory Nursing by the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS). This is an annual award and was presented to Jane at the ARNS Annual Conference.
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In 2000, Jane was appointed to the first Nurse Consultant post for respiratory care at Leicester’s Hospitals, and in the UK. Over 18 years later Jane has achieved success after success and her commitment and passion is respected both nationally and internationally. She has developed specialist Respiratory nursing in practice with particular focus on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and interstitial lung disease (ILD).


A testimonial from Sam Prigmore describes Jane as: “A respiratory nurse that has given so much to the nursing profession. Totally patient focused and an inspirational role model. Down-to-earth, to the point and full of wit.” 


Jane reflects on receiving this award: “The conference is attended by respiratory professionals from all over the country. I was surprised and delighted to receive the award. It feels really special when your peers give you this sort of praise – I am truly grateful. I absolutely love my job and each day it gives me a lot of satisfaction knowing I am helping people and inspiring others to follow in my footsteps!”


Her professional achievements have been widely recognised including her active involvement with the British Thoracic Society recognised her work with their Meritorious Service Award in 2010 – she is the first nurse to be awarded this to date. She was also made a lifetime member of the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK for her services to the society.


In 2008 Jane also established a Nurse Advisory Group for the BTS. On top of her day job she has authored and edited respiratory nursing books and articles, and has also published a children’s book called:  ‘The Tale of Merry Christmas and Tail of a Mary Chris Mouse in 2016.’ Jane is Education lead for the UK inhaler group (UKIG) and a member of the European inhaler group ADMIT. 

The founding chair of ARNS Chris Fehrenbach presented Jane with the award.

The ARNS is a forum that champions the specialty respiratory nursing community, promotes excellence in practice, and influence respiratory health policy. ARNS also works to influence the direction of respiratory nursing care. More information is online at: https://arns.co.uk/about-us/

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