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Pamela Hancock

Staff Member

Pam is a clinical specialist physiotherapist, currently working for North East Lincolnshire Care Plus Group.

She gained her first degree in Applied Biology Bsc (Hons), from Coventry University. She then went on to work at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, carrying out research in neuro-pharmacology, looking specifically at neuro-protective agents and was the joint author of several published research papers in this field. She then went on to study for her second degree in Physiotherapy Bsc (Hons), which she gained from the University of East London.

Initially working for Dartford and Gravesend NHS Trust, she then moved to North East Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust in 2001, where she undertook a number of postgraduate respiratory courses and gained a diploma in Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

In 2005, she joined North East Lincolnshire CTP as COPD Clinical co-ordinator and since that time she has succeeded in creating an extremely successful service with a very patient-centred ethos. She is now respiratory lead for Care Plus Group managing a multi-disciplinary team and has developed and continues to run a Pulmonary Rehabilitation service. This service forms part of the HOPE specialist service which, has won the first NICE shared learning award, a HSJ, a British thoracic silver jubilee award, community partnership award in the healthy communities category, a CSP award and has just been awarded the advancing healthcare award in the category rethinking the patient pathway and won the overall award.

She is currently developing the Hope Street Service, which is a specialist centre for older people’s services. This service is based on holistic assessment and treatment, aimed at facilitating self-management. She is also a member of ACPRC and was delighted to be have been asked to sit on the SHA’s steering group for respiratory services and on the BLF support subcommittee. She is now involved in the development of services for long covid and is a member of the long covid task force.

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