Louise is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and has been a Respiratory Nurse Specialist for over 28 years bringing a wealth of experience from acute hospital, primary care, urgent care and specialist rehabilitation. Louise has continually been at the leading edge of new services which she has designed and delivered and now offers the first private Post -Covid clinic in Dorset.
Louise qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1986 working initially in acute hospital care, Cardiology/Respiratory and then became a ward sister of a respiratory specialist unit in Gloucestershire and later in Haematology/Diabetes/Dermatology. Louise set up and led a successful pilot study of Pulmonary Rehabilitation for respiratory patients; a course of exercise and education improving breathlessness and general wellbeing of patients. Moving to primary care she then delivering specialist clinics in respiratory/cardiac/diabetes/general practice alongside respiratory specialist work in acute admissions/rehab in Gloucestershire & Dorset.
Louise covers all aspects of respiratory care including breathing techniques, breathlessness management, chest clearance, anxiety, mindfulness, fatigue management and reconditioning with exercise. She is passionate about health and wellness and empowers others to improve breathlessness/fatigue ensuring every cell in the body receives maximum oxygen uptake to improve healthy skin and wellbeing.