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Mrs Helen Dunning
Lead TB and Bronchiectasis Nurse Specialist – Royal
Devon University Hospital (RDUH).

Helen graduated as a registered nurse in 2010, initially working in acute and emergency medicine at RDUH. She specialised as a respiratory nurse in 2014 where she focussed on supporting COPD patients between hospital and home. She subsequently moved on to work within sleep and ventilation, acute respiratory care, and COVID high-dependency areas.

Helen has been part of local service development, successfully establishing the Trust’s Early Supported Discharge Service (ESD) for COPD patients, and the NIV Service for chronic respiratory and neuromuscular disorders. Her key interest is centred around respiratory infections, particularly those that are NTM related. She has recently been appointed Lead TB and bronchiectasis nurse
for the Trust and is co-chair of the NTM Network Nurse Interest Group.

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