Skip to content

Respiratory disease – working with primary care

Asthma

Our asthma work with primary care is delivered in partnership with the Rapid Uptake Products (RUP) asthma programme. The 20/21 RUP include biologics for treating severe asthma (Reslizumab, Benralizumab, Mepolizumab and Omalizumab) and measuring fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) concentration in asthma (NIOX VERO and NObreath). Read more about the 20/21 RUP here.

Alongside our long term condition pilots (see below), we are supporting NHS organisations to access funding through phase three of the Pathway Transformation Fund. The fund aims to increase the adoption of 20/21 RUP.  Read more about the Pathway Transformation Fund here. 

Although focused outside of primary care, an Asthma Discharge Bundle is one of the four adoption and spread priorities being delivered by AHSNs as part of the National Patient Safety Improvement Programme (NatPatSIP). Read more about our adoption and spread projects, including asthma, here. 

COPD

Alongside our long term condition pilots (see below), and whilst outside of primary care, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Discharge Care Bundle is one of the four adoption and spread priorities being delivered as part of the National Patient Safety Improvement Programme (NatPatSIP).

Read more about our adoption and spread projects, including COPD, here. 

 

Future Challenge – Moving to better health (COPD)

The West of England AHSN’s Future Challenges programme is a new way we are supporting innovators and local partners to pilot innovations and validate them in a real-world setting. The key aim of the programme is to generate evidence to support the wider introduction of promising new innovations to address an identified health and care challenge.

Moving to Better Health (MBH) is a project that aims to help people living with COPD to improve the self-management of their condition by supporting them to understand and improve their everyday physical activity. It is one of two projects being piloted under the Future Challenges theme of ‘Keeping healthy at home’. Read more about this Future Challenge project here. 

West of England Pilot: UCL Partners Long Term Conditions Framework

We are supporting the piloting of a package of tools and resources designed by UCL Partners to enable primary care teams to continue to effectively manage patients with long term conditions during and post-COVID-19.

Frameworks focus on the management of CVD, Type 2 diabetes, asthma and COPD. At present we are working with primary care on pilot projects related to Type 2 diabetes and asthma.  We anticipate this being Phase 1 of a wider project where more sites are supported to adopt the frameworks later in 2021. The second phase of the pilot will be underpinned by the local phase 1 evaluations and lessons learned, in addition to feedback gathered from across the national AHSN Network.

Read more about the package of tools and resources designed by UCL partners here. 

For information about this project in the West of England, please contact Kate Phillips.

Child with a doctor

Improving patient safety

Our award-winning support for improving patient safety is central to our work in transforming health services and systems.

Read more

Adoption and Spread Safety Improvement Programme

As an AHSN we’re committed to innovation. The main objective of the national Adoption and Spread Safety Improvement Programme is to identify and support the spread and adoption of effective and safe evidence-based interventions and practice.

Read more

Keeping people safe during and after COVID-19

Take a look at our training events and resources for care home and NHS colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Read more
Healthcare Innovation

Primary Care - innovations for long term conditions

We are scoping opportunities to support Primary Care and populations of people living with long term conditions in the West of England.

Read more