Beverley Bostock-Cox

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Asthma is an inflammatory condition which affects all age groups and causes significant and unecessary morbidity and mortality. Appropriate management will depend on making the correct diagnosis and offering suitable medication through a device that the patient can use. Where indicated, self management through the use of asthma action plans should be(More)
Allergic disease and its symptoms, whether seasonal or perennial, can have a significant impact on individuals' quality of life. Asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema, urticaria and food allergy are among the common allergies that nurses may encounter in the community. This article discusses the causes of allergic disease, the importance of considering allergen(More)
The incidence of type 2 diabetes is rising alongside increasing rates of obesity, in part because of people's lifestyle behaviours, such as an unhealthy diet and a lack of physical activity. The pathophysiological changes caused by central obesity can lead to metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, both of which increase the risk of developing(More)
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