Oonagh is a highly experienced nurse practitioner, independent / supplementary prescriber. She works in general practice supporting patients with a range of complex and long term conditions. She is passionate about patient empowerment, education and patients being equal participants in their care management. As a training practice she has an enthusiasm to support learners and student nurses through mentorship. In addition to her clinical caseload she continues working as a freelance regional trainer for Education for Health.
She has served as an elected member of the PCRS Executive Committee and sat on the Service Development Committee. Currently she sits on both the Educational Committee and Tobacco Dependency Group campaigning to establish tobacco dependency as a long-term relapsing condition.
She co-founded and chairs her local multidisciplinary respiratory group on the Fylde Coast which is affiliated with PCRS, supporting education for healthcare professionals giving them a voice in developing respiratory care pathways to optimise patient outcomes and transformational change.