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Clinical Effectiveness Group

REAL-HEALTH Respiratory

The REAL-HEALTH Respiratory initiative helps GP practices improve their management of common respiratory conditions, with an initial focus on asthma. 

Identifying high-risk asthma patients

Using guidelines, educational materials, and an in-practice software tool, the programme aims to reduce asthma-related hospital admissions by improving management of the condition in primary care. The programme:

  • Provides practices with tools that help them identify patients with high-risk asthma, based on prescribing records;
  • Optimises asthma management and prescribing, with regular structured asthma reviews for those at highest risk of hospital admission. 

Guidelines and educational resources

In-practice tool: Asthma Prescribing Tool (APT)

About the programme and tools 

Five-minute explanatory video: ‘Reducing hospital admissions for Asthma. EMIS Web tools to support Primary Care Asthma Management’

Team

Anna De Simoni, Sally Hull, Chris Griffiths, Paul Pfeffer, Jim Cole, Hajar Hajmohammadi

 

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