Respiratory Service FrameworkPosted on: 29 Jul 2019
This Respiratory Service Framework (RSF), developed by the PCRS Service Development Committee (SDC), helps those looking to design a patient-focussed respiratory service working across all sectors of out-of-hospital care to see the ideal components for a given population of patients. The RSF has been designed to be applicable and helpful to those delivering care at the Primary Care Network or Integrated Care System (ICS) level.
It builds on the work previously undertaken by PCRS to develop a series of care standards for GP practices as part of its Quality Award programme. With the rise of ICSs and general practice at scale, commissioners and service development managers tell us they are keen to improve care and reduce variability but needed a starting point.
The RSF provides that starting point by describing the scope of best respiratory care and the services required.
The Framework has been developed by a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, who are all members of the PCRS SDC: GPs Noel Baxter, Daryl Freeman, Katherine Hickman and Sanjeev Rana; Consultant Chest Physician Benita Kane; Respiratory Specialist Nurse Vikki Knowles; and Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapist Alex Woodward.
PCRS is grateful to Cogora, the publisher of Pulse, Healthcare Leader and Management in Practice, for their contribution to the design of the Framework.