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Upcoming events

The Future of Severe Asthma Care National Workshop for Respiratory Leaders

Tuesday 4th July 9:00am-4:30pm. Book your place for FREE now!

Location: Pullman London St Pancras, London, NW1 2AJ

This free workshop for respiratory leaders across primary, secondary, tertiary care and commissioning will focus on improvements in uncontrolled and severe asthma pathways and share learning from the two-year asthma biologics programme across England led by the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN) on behalf of the AHSN Network in partnership with the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC).

This is a valuable opportunity to hear from respiratory experts and pathway transformation pioneers from across England. You will be able to hear about their experience and gain ideas on how to develop your own local services. It will also provide a great networking platform to meet with clinical colleagues, Integrated Care Board and commissioning leads.

The main themes for day will include:

  • building integrated care networks
  • proactive early identification
  • tackling health inequalities
  • building workforce
  • delegation of specialised commissioning for asthma care

Hosted by the Oxford AHSN, this workshop will be chaired by Dr Hitasha Rupani, clinical champion for the asthma biologics programme and consultant respiratory physician at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.


Disclaimer/Sponsorship statement: With sincere thanks for sponsorship and continued support from GSK and AstraZeneca who have had no influence over the content of the meeting but have provided Sponsorship of meeting via promotional stands to cover room hire and food during the meeting.


Respiratory dashboard webinar hosted by NHS BSA

To assist users in the use of the new High Volume Prednisolone Respiratory comparators NHS BSA ran a series of webinar sessions giving a full introduction to the new dashboard comparator and updated functionality. The new metric is available on the NHS BSA Respiratory Dashboard. For help with accessing the dashboard please see the NHS BSA Respiratory Dashboard Guidance.

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Past events

National integrated care conference for respiratory medicines optimisation

The PM Respiratory Conference was held on 6 April 2022. This was of interest to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in respiratory medicine and included a contribution from Seema Gadhia, our pharmacy lead. You can watch the recording here.

Identifying uncontrolled asthma in primary care

Collaboration between the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative, AstraZeneca and the Oxford AHSN has resulted in the development of SPECTRA, a suite of clinical audit tools to support the identification of uncontrolled asthma patients in primary care. Watch the SPECTRA webinar here (recorded 18 January 2022). The SPECTRA webinar slide deck is here.

Challenges of identifying and managing uncontrolled and severe asthma presented by the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative and AHSN Network

The NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative and AHSN Network held a set of three free interactive webinars on the challenges of identifying and managing uncontrolled and severe asthma in March 2022. Follow the links below to watch recordings

  • Webinar 1: Identifying and managing uncontrolled asthma                      View the recording
  • Webinar 2: Improving adherence to asthma treatments                             View the recording
  • Webinar 3: Consensus pathway for managing uncontrolled and severe asthma    View the recording

Respiratory medicine and the importance of the pharmacy service

British people with lung disease have some of the worst clinical outcomes in Europe. The inclusion of respiratory medicine in the NHS Long Term Plan, and its particular reference to the need for pharmacy to help, is our call to action. An NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service webinar focused on understanding developments in airways disease and the role of pharmacy in facilitating best care. Expert speakers participating in the webinar included:

  • Seema Gadhia – Pharmacy Lead, Clinical Innovation Adoption, Oxford AHSN
  • Grainne d’Ancona – Consultant Pharmacist, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Visit the SPS website to see the recording