This site is intended for healthcare professionals only

PCRA Logo

Supported self-management and personalised treatment – to live better with respiratory illness

Discharge care bundles, personal plans, patient activation measures – take advantage of the resources at your fingertips for helping people to live better with respiratory disease.

Supported self-management

Sir David Sloman, Chief Executive of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Professor Mike Morgan, National Clinical Director Respiratory, NHS England, reflect on how respiratory long-term conditions lend themselves to supported self-management.

Organisational redesign

Sir David Sloman, Chief Executive of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, considers the impact of supported self-management on organisational redesign.

Pulmonary rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation improves a patient’s exercise capacity, health status and psychological well-being, and should be a preferred option if available and the patient is suitable. At a cost of between £2000 and £8000 per QALY, pulmonary rehabilitation ranks as a high-value intervention in the treatment of COPD. (To be used for educational purposes only).

Patient Activation Measure (PAM)

‘Patient activation’ refers to a person’s capacity and confidence to self-manage their health and care. A significant body of evidence shows that people with long-term conditions who play a central role…

Read more

COPD personal plans

Help is at hand for developing an action plan with each of your patients with COPD, to help you to anticipate, manage and organise a review of an exacerbation…

Read more

BTS asthma discharge care bundle: 2016

The purpose of care bundles is to ensure that every patient receives the best possible care every time. Their value in reducing hospital standardised mortality across 13 diagnoses has been demonstrated in UK hospital settings.

Read more

BTS COPD discharge care bundle: 2016

The purpose of care bundles is to ensure that every patient receives the best possible care every time. Their value in reducing hospital standardised mortality across 13 diagnoses has been demonstrated in UK hospital settings.

Read more

Learnings from the National COPD Audit Programme’s Primary Care Audit

The report of the National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Audit Programme: National primary care audit (Wales) 2014–2015, entitled Time to take a breath, was published at the end of 2016. This audit analysed data collected from 280 practices in Wales to provide valuable information about the care of 48,105 people living with COPD.

Read more
Return to Commissioning Resources menu

The Primary Care Respiratory Academy has been developed and is produced by Cogora, the publisher of Pulse, Nursing in Practice, Healthcare Leader, Management in Practice and The Pharmacist working in partnership with PCRS.

All educational content for the website and videos has been initiated and produced by PCRS and Cogora.

The Primary Care Respiratory Academy is sponsored by Chiesi Ltd.