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Teams benefit from innovative multidisciplinary respiratory education


A new approach to respiratory education has shown that primary healthcare professionals benefit significantly from inter-professional education delivered by a multidisciplinary team.

This was the finding of a review of delivering education to healthcare professionals during an integrated care project called Mission ABC (Modern Innovative Solutions Improving Outcomes In Asthma, Breathlessness and COPD).

Run by Professor Anoop Chauhan and the Research and Innovation Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, this initiative brought specialist multidisciplinary clinicians into primary care to identify patients with asthma, COPD and breathlessness symptoms and give them a holistic assessment. It significantly improved the outcomes of over 400 patients. 

This initiative was presented as an abstract at the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2018 and was commended by the judges.

We're interested to hear from anyone with similar examples of respiratory service development and/or best practice to share their work at this year's PCRS Respiratory Conference 2019 and get acknowledged.

You can read more about this initiative in the Spring issue of Primary Care Respiratory Update.