About your speakers
Beverley Bostock-Cox Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Gloucestershire & Editor in Chief at Practice Nurse Journal Beverley has both clinical and academic roles, combining her work as a nurse practitioner at Mann Cottage Surgery in the Cotswolds with her role as a national diabetes and asthma educator. As a nurse prescriber Bev has a particular interest in the pharmacological management of long term conditions. Bev enjoys writing and does so extensively, as well as reviewing publications for a range of journals. Bev is ARNS lead for asthma, the nurse committee member for the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society and a member of the Policy Forum of the Primary Care Respiratory Society. Bev is a regular speaker at national conferences such as ‘Best Practice in Nursing’, the Primary Care Cardiovascular Conference and the Primary Care Respiratory Society conference. She has an MSc in Respiratory Care, an MA in Medical Ethics and Law and is a Queen’s Nurse.
Dr Kevin Gruffydd-Jones GP, Wiltshire & Respiratory Lead at the Royal College of General Practitioners Kevin is a GP in Box, Wiltshire. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and University College Oxford. He has published 50+ research articles and served on NICE Guidelines and Standards Committees and more recently on the British Thoracic Society Guidelines Bronchiectasis committee. He was a founder member of the IPCRG and ex education lead and joint policy lead of PCRS. He is clinical adviser to NICE and respiratory lead at the Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK. He currently is a member of NHS England’s sustainable inhaler group and on the steering committee of the National COPD and asthma audit. He also has an interest in Sports Medicine and was medical officer at Bath Rugby Club for 12 years.