Last year, many of you will have read the joint letter from the NMC, Chief Nursing Officer and CQC recognising the important difference healthcare professionals make to patients despite unprecedented challenges.[1]

This year, high demand for healthcare will continue, and new and innovative ways of working and mutual support are needed.

Season 2 of our podcast series provides inspiration to improve patient care in innovative ways.

This season includes intimate conversations with Dr Karen Heslop-Marshall, Nurse Consultant and researcher who champions the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for respiratory patients, Karen Bonner, Chief Nurse,  recognised as one of the most influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in health, and Fiona Murphy MBE, creator of the SWAN model of end of life and bereavement care.

With a focus on the benefits of  multidisciplinary working, new articles explore the role and value of pharmacists in integrated respiratory care and a crucial look into hospital at home care highlighting the opportunities both can bring for respiratory patients.

We also learn about how to support patients with lifestyle changes that have the potential to impact on their symptoms, quality of life and their respiratory conditions.

Take the opportunity to meet more inspiring nurses with another interview series telling the amazing experiences that come with working in respiratory care. Hear Emma’s story as she explains how lucky she feels to have found a job she loves, or find out more about Kate as she chats to us about why being alongside people in their greatest time of need is a privilege.

An update to the Education Toolkit, now featuring RCN Learn, for those looking to refresh or develop their skills.

Finally, don’t forget to sign up to Together in Respiratory and the newsletter to ensure you stay up to date with the latest articles, podcasts and eLearning modules.

June Roberts with and on behalf of, the Editorial Board.


[1] NMC. Joint letter from the NMC, Chief Nursing Officers and the CQC. Available at:

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UK-RES-2300629 April 2023