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Ruth Thomas
Specialist Respiratory Nurse

Ruth Thomas is a respiratory nurse in Milton Keynes, dividing her time between practice nursing, lead for community pulmonary rehabilitation and as a nurse specialist in a primary care outpatient respiratory service. She runs a local respiratory interest group affiliated to PCRS-UK and has also developed training on behalf of the International primary Care Respiratory Group as well as Education for Health. She is on the editorial board for the PCRU journal as well as having a voluntary role as BLF nurse.

Ruth has been involved in many local respiratory projects and is passionate about patients receiving an accurate diagnosis, evidence –based education and management and loves her job so much in pulmonary rehabilitation she is now a qualified level 2 fitness instructor. Another interest is functional breathing, and is a Buteyko Breathing Practitioner as well as being on the committee for the Buteyko Breathing Association.


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