Quality Improvement (QI) helps us identify what works well and where we can make changes. In primary care, we don't have time or resources to spend on things that don't work, don't serve our patients, and that could be done more efficiently or effectively. QI is a commitment to continuously improving the quality of healthcare, focusing on the preferences and needs of the people who use services. (Royal College of General Practitioners 2017)
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accuRx has created a FeNO template to send to patients prior to their appointment via text message. For information on what's included and how to find the template, have a look at the guidance document below.
This may include an understanding of the benefits of having a FeNO test, including:
Language can play a big barrier in healthcare delivery – for example, by preventing people accessing healthcare in an effectively and timely way, preventing people understand what they need to do to support their own self-management, or by preventing people from understanding their treatment and medication, all resulting in suboptimal care. Use the map below to gain insight into the languages spoken in your local area.
These templates are only available to EMIS and TPP users – they are not available to MicroTest and Vision users. See the FeNO toolkit for Excel based alternatives. This guide describes: Purpose of the templates Supporting Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) Cost (free of charge) Contents of templates How to download the templates Searches The data submission process How to access support Further FeNO resources 1.
According to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) asthma control is assessed in two domains: symptom control and risk of adverse outcomes. Poor symptom control is budensome to patients and increases the risk of exacerbations, but patients with good symptom control can still have severe exacerbations.
In the final podcast of the PCRS One Airway, One disease series we focus on the treatment of allergic rhinitis and real-life application using British and European guidelines.
The second episode in our PCRS One Airway, One Disease Podcast series is hosted by Ren Lawlor (Advanced Nurse Practitioner, London) who is joined by Katherine Hickman (GP, Bradford) to discuss the differential diagnosis, identification, and recognition of allergic rhinitis with real life application. They cover what you can do in your consultations to identify and/or diagnose allergic rhinitis; examination, symptoms, testing, co-morbidities, and triggers; and, example questions that you can pose to your patients to help this identification process.
In this first episode of our PCRS One Airway, One Disease Podcasts Series, we are joined by Dr Steve Holmes (GP, Somerset) and Frances Barrett (Respiratory Nurse Specialist, NI) who discuss the prevalence, pathology, and the significance in treating patients with Allergic Rhinitis.