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Jen Townshend

Dr Jen Townshend

National Clinical Lead for CYP Asthma, NHS England and Improvement. Consultant General and Respiratory Paediatrician, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, NHS England and Improvement, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr J Townshend is a consultant General and Respiratory Paediatrician in the North East Of England, having trained in the North East, New Zealand and Canada. She is the founder of BeatAsthma, a charity aimed at improving awareness and education in children’s and young people’s (CYP) asthma and has led on the development of several education programmes for CYP asthma. She was the subject matter advisor for the Healthcare Service Investigation Branch investigation into childhood asthma and has been co-chair of the training and capabilities workstream of the National Bundle of Care for Children and Young People with Asthma since 2019. She was appointed as National Clinical Lead for CYP Asthma at NHS England and Improvement in May 2022

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