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Cystic Fibrosis Nursing Association

Knowledge, Support and Representation for CF Nursing throughout the UK and Ireland


About the CFNA

The Cystic Fibrosis Nursing Association (UK and Ireland) (CFNA) has been set up to develop a national perspective and evaluation of the role of nursing within the field of CF.

The group has been established to provide the opportunity for nurses caring for people with cystic fibrosis to:

  • Increase the knowledge and skills of members to enhance their contribution to nursing and improve nursing care for all CF patients, families, and carers.
  • Promote and provide educational opportunities for its members.
  • Act as a resource.
  • Offer support and advice to each other.
  • Promote the provision of evidence based nursing care.
  • Promote, carry out and disseminate research.
  • Provide financial support, in the form of a grant, to assist in the education of nurses within the speciality.
  • Have representation on the various national committees/working parties.

Any registered nurse who is working within the field of Cystic Fibrosis is eligible to become a member of the group. If you wish to join the group please fill in and complete the online registration form below.

If you have any comments or suggestions about this website, please email any comments to We want the website to provide what people need to be part of the group so letting us know is very important

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Message from Charlotte Dawson - CFNA Chair

Welcome to the Cystic Fibrosis Nurse Association (CFNA) website.

It has been my pleasure to have been part of the CFNA committee since 2011, firstly as London & South East regional rep then vice chair and now chair. I am a paediatric CF CNS working at Great Ormond Street Hospital and have been in post for the last 15 years.

Throughout my time as a CF CNS I have seen many changes, particularly in how we diagnose and manage CF care, but also the exciting research breakthroughs in CFTR modulators. Since joining the CFNA I have been able to meet with other UK CF nurses to discuss how these changes would impact CF care and gain insight and ideas on how to improve and maintain high standards of CF care within our service.

To get the most out of your membership I highly recommend using the forums on this website as they will give you the unique opportunity to network with UK CF nurses and access to a wealth of knowledge, advice and support. Also try and attend the regional and national study days, which are organised by the CFNA committee and are heavily subsided to help with the financial pressure we now all face when trying to maintain our knowledge and professionally development.

Take some time to look through the website to see how the CFNA can be of support to you and please do not hesitate to contact your regional rep or myself if you have any queries.

Charlotte Dawson
0207 762 6714



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