We’re working with primary care to increase the use of a number of asthma related medications and diagnostics as part of the Rapid Uptake Products (RUP) programme. These 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).
Although focused outside of primary care, an Asthma Discharge Bundle was one of four adoption and spread priorities delivered by AHSNs during 21/22 as part of the National Patient Safety Improvement Programme (NatPatSIP). Read more about the completed adoption and spread projects, including asthma.
Digital CHAMP COPD
We’re working with the health system in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) to roll-out the myCOPD app to support patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The myCOPD app provides guides on self-management, how and when to take medication and pulmonary rehabilitation to help patients to recover and manage their condition effectively at home.
Future Challenge – Moving to better health (COPD)
Moving to Better Health (MBH) aimed 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 was one of two projects piloted under the Future Challenges theme of ‘Keeping healthy at home’.
Using Proactive Care Frameworks
We have supported 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 Atrial Fibrillation; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; type 2 diabetes; asthma and COPD.