Dear INGID members
For the past three years or so I have had the pleasure and privilege of communicating with you via the INGID web site and the INGID newsletter, hopefully keeping you up to date with events, offering a forum for Immunodeficiency nurses to drop in, sharing papers of interest, uploading presentations from conferences and sharing information that is of interest to us all.
Now it is time for change.
I have been directed elsewhere within the board and so I am simultaneously sad and excited as my very competent board member Rosalind Fisher will be taking the reigns here at the web site.
I know Rosalind will do a great job of managing the web site and with respect, I ask all members to be a little patient with us as we undertake the handover across time zones while also organising the upcoming conference as I adapt and learn a new role.
So you are able to get to know Rosalind a little, I have included her biography below as well as a photo.
Specialist Nurse Practitioner in Immunology and Allergy
Department of Clinical Immunology, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford
Rosalind is a Specialist Nursing Practitioner at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Immunology and Allergy. She has been in her current role for 8 years and has a special interest in immunoglobulin replacement therapy. She is very involved in the long established home therapy programme running in Oxford. The service has gained Quality in Primary Immunodeficiency Services (QPID) accreditation, this is a national quality assessment scheme from the Royal College of Physicians.
Rosalind trained as a Registered General Nurse at The Middlesex Hospital in London. During her early career Rosalind specialised in neurology and intensive care before assuming the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist in Infection Control at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. She has successfully gained specialist post graduate certificates in intensive care nursing and infection control nursing. She has a strong commitment to nurses’ education and training and has given international and local talks on immunology and allergy nursing. She was elected onto the board of the International Nursing Group for Immunodeficiencies (INGID) in 2016 as Director of Communication and is a member of the UK Immunology and Allergy Nurse Group.
Rosalind is an external assessor for the IQAS accreditation process and has been involved in clinical research at local, national and international levels.