Meet Meg Robshaw: NuvoAir Respiratory Physiologist

Val AnselmiPublished on 2022-03-24

What do you do at NuvoAir?

I joined the NuvoAir Clinical Team in the UK as the first Digital Coach. As an experienced and registered Respiratory Physiologist, I am responsible for growing the NuvoAir asthma service and assisting patients to achieve quality assured spirometry from the comfort of their home. I train, monitor, and assess patients remotely to support their hospital with diagnosis and severe asthma management. Specifically, I work with patients referred to severe asthma care to help assess their condition and provide detailed information to the hospital team to assist with informed diagnosis.

Describe a normal day at NuvoAir

My work is dynamic so I don’t have a typical normal day at NuvoAir. I love the ever-changing environment and working with a multitude of teams and people. I work most closely with the UK team to develop and implement our services. We are always adapting and improving our asthma service to ensure patients have the best experience possible.

When I first settle into my day, I review my patients’ lung function results to look for noteworthy changes. If I observe a drop, I reach out directly to ensure they are well and seeking treatment. During regular check-ins with patients we work towards making sure the spirometry they are producing is of high quality. If not, I provide extra coaching sessions. If I have any new patients, I triage their referral and onboard them to the service. I also have regular video meetings with clinicians at the hospital to update them on the status of their referred patients and to expedite patients, if necessary, to assist in a speedier diagnosis.

Why did you decide to work for NuvoAir?

I came across NuvoAir whilst working as a Senior Clinical Physiologist at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. The Cystic Fibrosis department implemented a telemedicine service prior to the pandemic and NuvoAir was chosen to support home monitoring and remote care. I helped to onboard over 300 patients to a physiologist-led telemedicine service where we ensured patients were achieving quality assured spirometry to allow for accurate treatments. Experiencing first hand how the NuvoAir services can impact a patient’s journey was what brought me here. Witnessing how patients learn to self-manage their respiratory health and feel empowered using NuvoAir made me want to be a part of the company.

What do you enjoy most about working for NuvoAir?

There are many things I enjoy about working for NuvoAir, but what I enjoy the most is the team - they are incredible! I have never worked in such a supportive and positive environment where team spirit is so high. I think our Founder and CEO, Lorenzo, creates a wonderful vision for the company and ensures that we are patient-centric. I love that. Knowing that I work for a company that cares so much about their users and the impact their products have on a patient’s well-being is simply wonderful.

What differentiates NuvoAir from other companies you have worked for?

I have never worked for a company like NuvoAir before. Having worked in the NHS for over 7 years, it is very difficult to compare. NuvoAir is so in touch with how their products and services can impact a patient’s life. The company is highly patient focused and designs sleek medical devices that people actually want to use. The team at NuvoAir truly believes in the vision of the company and that is what makes NuvoAir stand out.