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On Demand Webinar: Delivering respiratory care in the community

A novel, specialist-led, multidisciplinary approach to delivering respiratory care in the community

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The talk will showcase an overview of the Portsmouth Hospital Trust, quality improvement MISSION ABC project that designed, delivered and tested a model of care to drive improvements and educate people with asthma, COPD and undiagnosed breathlessness.

The talk will highlight the outcomes of this community based approach and how it overcame historical barriers between primary and secondary care, uniting professions and providers to deliver a high quality experience for patients.

Attendees will also learn about the spread and adoption of the MISSION project and how it has developed a toolbox containing all the essential respiratory equipment to deliver respiratory care to assist localities in planning, implementing and evaluating MISSION.


Dr Hitasha Rupani

Dr Hitasha Rupani is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, where she contributes to the severe asthma services for local and regional patients. She is actively involved in airways research, with a particular interest in severe asthma and the use of innovative platforms to diagnose and manage asthma in primary and secondary care.

Ruth De Vos

Ruth De Vos is a Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist and was involved with the MISSION ABC project from the outset. With a special interest in breathing pattern disorders and sputum clearance, her skillset was invaluable in the delivery of the MISSION clinics.

Jayne Longstaff

Jayne Longstaff is a Respiratory Research Nurse lead at Portsmouth Hospital Trust and was the delivery lead for the MISSION ABC project.

Dr Tom Brown

Dr Tom Brown is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

Session Chair

Katherine Hickman, GP and PCRS Vice Chair

Katherine is a GP in Bradford and Respiratory Lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and Leeds CCG. She is Vice-Chair of the Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS) and Primary Care Lead for the National Asthma and COPD programme. She is also leading on Asthma Right Care for PCRS and is passionate about improving and standardising the care of patients with respiratory disease both locally and nationally. 

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