Joanne Hamilton is the Lead Respiratory Nurse for Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust specialising in service redesign, education and training.
She has worked in the NHS for the last 32 years, where she has found her passion in upskilling and supporting the development of Healthcare Professionals in Respiratory Care Management.
Over the last number of years Jo has focused on delivering respiratory service redesign, developing training programmes aligned to the needs of clinicians, and simplification of treatment guidelines and patient pathways so they are easily adopted by Primary Care.
She won the Health Service Journal vision Award for Dudley, this was for designing an Integrated and collaborative COPD Enhanced Service and pathway across Primary, Community and Secondary Care
She sits on several NHS Committees within Dudley and the Black Country CCG, including Co-chair of The Black Country Respiratory Medicines Management Subgroup, where she inputs into policy decisions and implementation into GP Practices and NHS organisations with the focus being to empower and enable patients to live their lives to the max.