|Early, accurate and complete diagnosis of respiratory symptoms||Treatment and management of respiratory diseases in stable, flaring and acute stages||Complex / severe
|High-cost / high-need patients||End-of-life care||After death|
Fit to Care Classifications
What it is
The Respiratory Service Framework provides a starting point in a complex area for those looking to commission or deliver high quality respiratory services by by providing an overview of best respiratory care and programmes. The RSF is aligned with the PCRS Fit to Care Fit-to-Care Documents and will highlight the level of knowledge, skills and training required to deliver services to a high standard.
Patients with respiratory disease deserve a correct diagnosis and correct guideline driven care that is standardised, and patient focussed delivered by a Health Care professional with suitable training and experience in a site and timeframe to meet their needs.
This framework developed by the PCRS Service Development Committee 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 delivery care at a PCN or ICS level.
Who is it for
This framework is for anyone who wants to learn more about what excellent respiratory care looks like and how it may be delivered at a population level. It has now also been aligned with “Fit-to-Care” and will enable a greater understanding as to the skills and knowledge required to deliver care to a high standard.
- Each section contains further information on the pillars within the clinical area
- Resources to help further knowledge and skills – from podcasts to research-based articles
- Workforce tool to help you plan staffing required to deliver services