Specialist commentators

Specialist commentators

The following clinicians contributed to this briefing:

  • Dr Thomas Brown, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, no conflicts of interest.

  • Dr Paddy Dennison, Respiratory consultant physician, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. Paddy has had a consultancy fee from Novartis for attendance at acute asthma workshop. The department has received Novartis grants for improving non-acute services, and delivering biological. Wessex Asthma Network receives sponsorship from several drug companies.

  • Dr Adel Mansur, Respiratory consultant physician, Birmingham Regional Severe Asthma Services, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, no conflicts of interest.

  • Miss Rachel Stead, Asthma Clinical Nurse Specialist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, no conflicts of interest.

  • Dr Andrew Whittamore, GP, Portsmouth, and Clinical Lead at Asthma UK. Executive Committee member at Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK). Andrew is chair of a session organised by Pfizer at the PCRS-UK annual conference (charity working to support respiratory healthcare professionals). Fees related to this role were paid to PCRS-UK.

Representatives from the following patient organisations contributed to this briefing:

  • Asthma UK