Chris Loveridge has worked in primary care for many years and has a real passion for improving the care of people with respiratory disease. Chris has a practice nursing background with a specialist interest in spirometry and correct diagnosis.
She has worked at the primary/secondary care interface and has previously established a primary care COPD service. She was a member of the NICE review guidelines group, representing primary care nursing and has been part of NICE quality standards, topic expert group (COPD).
Chris is the clinical and academic lead for spirometry at Education for Health, Warwick. The charity has provided education and training in many disease areas for over 30 years. Chris has been spirometry lead for 15 years and still works clinically one day per week in general practice. She works collaboratively with Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology/British Thoracic Society (ARTP/BTS) to promote excellence in spirometry as well as promoting the importance of training and education in COPD.
Her aim is to ensure accurate early diagnosis that enables patients to make informed choices and maintain a good quality of life for them and their families. She believes patients have a right to good quality care provided by a properly trained healthcare professional.