Dame Helena Shovelton
GET UPDATES FROM Dame Helena Shovelton
Dame Helena Shovelton is currently Chief Executive of the British Lung Foundation. The only UK charity working to help people with all 43 lung diseases. In this role she sits on the following groups; UK Lung Cancer Coalition, the Department of Health’s Lung Cancer & Mesothelioma Action Group, the Department of Health’s Physiological Measurement National Oversight Group.

Previously Helena was Chair of the Audit Commission having been a Commissioner since 1995. She has also been a member of the Competition Commission for 7 years and a trustee for the RAF Benevolent Fund. Helena spent two years as a member of the Better Regulation Task Force and three years as Commissioner and then Deputy Chairman of the Local Government Commission for England and is a former member of the Banking Code Standards Board. Helena has also been Chair of the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux with a further four years as Vice Chair.

Blog Entries by Dame Helena Shovelton

Sleep Apnoea is a Forgotten Condition That Needs More Recognition by All

2 Comments | Posted 15 March 2012 | (23:00)

There is surely no more appropriate moment than World Sleep Day to discuss obstructive sleep apnoea, a condition worthy of greater attention that has not been blessed with the catchiest of names. Yet symptoms of sleep apnoea such as snoring and daytime fatigue are familiar to most, and the potentially...

Read Post

Calls for a Ban on Smoking in Cars Are Welcome, but Action on Children Is Needed Now

0 Comments | Posted 16 November 2011 | (23:00)

The call yesterday by the British Medical Association (BMA) for a total ban on smoking in private vehicles is a welcome recognition by the country's doctors that this issue should be at the top of the government's health agenda, and at the British Lung Foundation we support any...

Read Post