NICE Adoption scoping report
The NICE Adoption Scoping Report was developed to investigate barriers in prescribing biologics. The report is a high-level summary of some of the common issues raised when speaking about barriers to asthma biologics prescribing for eligible patients. It represents the views of respiratory consultants in both specialist prescribing centres and in secondary care and of GPs.
National benchmarking exercise
Carried out by the AHSN Network, this enabled greater understanding of how different organisations identify patients, what capacity and resources are available, if there are any significant barriers and, most importantly, finding and sharing areas of great clinical practice.
A review of the patient journey to biologic initiation in UK severe asthma centres
As part of the Accelerated Access Collaborative’s (AAC) asthma biologics rapid uptake programme, Asthma and Lung UK, the AAC and the Severe Asthma Centres in England undertook a data collection exercise to better understand the patient journey to biologic initiation. This is a landmark piece of research which has not been conducted previously and it sets the foundations for the development of an asthma pathway that speeds up appropriate referrals and access to biologic treatments for severe asthma. A summary of the analysis is available here.