Val Gerrard has worked as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in general practice for 10 years and found her passion for respiratory medicine during this time. She specialises in all aspects of respiratory care, including diagnostics and the management of patients with severe or difficult-to-manage asthma and COPD. She has worked on respiratory projects within her CCG and is one of the clinical team for the North Norfolk Community Respiratory Service.
She also plays an active role within PCRS and serves on the Executive Committee, as well as the Education Committee and the Conference Organising Committee. Closer to home, she is co-chair for the Norfolk Respiratory Interest Group which integrates secondary, community and primary care clinicians to provide education across the county. She is also an associate tutor for the University of East Anglia.