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Population focused respiratory service framework
Patients with respiratory disease deserve a correct diagnosis and guideline driven care that is standardised, patient focussed and delivered by a healthcare professional with suitable training and experience in a site and timeframe to meet their needs. Sadly, patient groups such as the BLF and Asthma UK have recognised that this is often not the case. The Respiratory Service Framework (RSF) attempts to demonstrate what that excellence is – and how it may be delivered at a population level.
Developed by the PCRS Service Development Committee, the Respiratory Service Framework 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. It has been designed to be applicable and helpful to those delivery care at a PCN or 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 integrated care systems 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 Respiratory Service Framework provides that starting point by describing the scope of best respiratory care and the services required.
To support this framework, we have developed an Interactive Respiratory Resource page. Here you can select the pillar, level and clinical area to find a range of resources to support your in your practice.
The original framework has been developed by a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, who were all members of the PCRS Service Development Committee at the time: GPs Noel Baxter, Daryl Freeman, Katherine Hickman, and Sanjeev Rana, Consultant Chest Physician, Binita Kane, Respiratory Specialist Nurse, Vikki Knowles and Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapist Alex Woodward. The revised framework has been updated by the current Service Development Committee.
PCRS is grateful to Cogora, the publisher of Pulse, Healthcare Leader and Management in Practice for their contribution to the design of the Respiratory Service Framework.
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