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Fit to Care: key knowledge skills and training for clinicians providing respiratory care

Fit to Care addresses variations in the standards of support, guidance and intervention provided to patients living with respiratory conditions. Such variation has been demonstrated by national reports, such as the National Review of Asthma Deaths. This is due in part to the varying levels of training, education and experience of clinicians responsible for their…
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Fit to Care: talking heads (part 2)

The National Review of Asthma Deaths reports unwarranted variation in the standard of respiratory care. This variation is partly a consequence of inadequate training of those clinicians asked to provide the care. Daryl Freeman, Clinical Director for the East of England Strategic Clinical Network, discusses the variability in respiratory admissions across 16 practices in her…
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Fit to Care: talking heads (part 1)

The National Review of Asthma Deaths reports unwarranted variation in the standard of respiratory care. This variation is partly a consequence of inadequate training of those clinicians asked to provide the care. Ren Lawlor, author of Fit to Care, explains how the document supports all clinicians to look at their roles, ask themselves if they…
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Fit to Care: a commissioning perspective

The National Review of Asthma Deaths reports unwarranted variation in the standard of respiratory care. This variation is partly a consequence of inadequate training of those clinicians asked to provide the care. Daryl Freeman, Clinical Director for the East of England Strategic Clinical Network, discusses the variability in respiratory admissions across 16 practices in her…
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Fit to Care: a clinical perspective

The National Review of Asthma Deaths reports unwarranted variation in the standard of respiratory care. This variation is partly a consequence of inadequate training of those clinicians asked to provide the care. Ren Lawlor, author of Fit to Care, explains how the document supports all clinicians to look at their roles, ask themselves if they…
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Fit to Care: key knowledge skills and training for clinicians providing respiratory care

There is undeniably variation in the standards of support, guidance and intervention provided to patients living with respiratory conditions. This is partly as a result of the varying levels of training, education and experience of clinicians involved in the day-to-day management of these patients. The Fit to Care initiative aims to help address these inequalities….
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Fit to Care: key knowledge skills and training for clinicians providing respiratory care

Fit to Care addresses variations in the standards of support, guidance and intervention provided to patients living with respiratory conditions. Such variation has been demonstrated by national reports, such as the National Review of Asthma Deaths. This is due in part to the varying levels of training, education and experience of clinicians responsible for their…
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Novel pharmacist-led intervention secures the minimally important difference (MID) in Asthma Control Test (ACT) score: better outcomes for patients and the healthcare provider

Michela Tinelli, John White and Andrea Manfrin BMJ Open Respir Res 2018;5:e000322 doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2018-000322 By 2025, an estimated 400 million people worldwide will be suffering from asthma, with a cost of €72 billion annually to the 28 countries of the European Union. The long-term goals of asthma management, according to the Global Initiative for Asthma…
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Applying UK real-world primary care data to predict asthma attacks in 3776 well-characterised children: a retrospective cohort study

One million children in the UK have asthma, and asthma attacks are very common, affecting 50% of these children every year. Attacks result in morbidity and mortality, and are disruptive to the child and to their parents’ economic activity. As at least one-third of healthcare expenditure on childhood asthma is spent managing asthma attacks, preventing…
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Can CAPTURE be used to identify undiagnosed patients with mild-to-moderate COPD likely to benefit from treatment?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Assessment in Primary Care to Identify Undiagnosed Respiratory Disease and Exacerbation Risk (CAPTURE™) was developed to identify people with severe, high-risk, undiagnosed COPD in primary care settings, i.e. people with a forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) <60% predicted or exacerbation risk. Although screening of asymptomatic individuals for undiagnosed…
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