In July 2023 the Oxford AHSN hosted ‘The Future of Severe Asthma Care’ – a national workshop for respiratory leaders. More than 100 people from across primary, secondary, tertiary care, specialised commissioning, industry partners and innovators attended the event to share improvements in uncontrolled and severe asthma pathways and start planning the future of severe asthma care.
There were expert presentations from respiratory leaders at NHS England:
- Dr Jonathan Fuld, Interim National Clinical Director for Respiratory about the future of respiratory services
- Sarah Elkin, Lead for Respiratory Integrated Care about the role of integrated care in improving outcomes for patients with respiratory disease
- Kathy Blacker, National Specialised Commissioning Team, Lead Commissioner for Specialised Respiratory Services, about the future commissioning of severe asthma services – integrating with integrated care systems.
Frontline respiratory teams from across England highlighted success stories from the AHSNs’ two-year asthma biologics programme which has improved care for more than 5,000 patients through enhanced access to diagnostics and innovative treatment. It was led by the Oxford AHSN for the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative.
The day concluded with highlights from the chair, Dr Hitasha Rupani, AAC Asthma Biologics Programme Clinical Champion, Consultant Respiratory Physician, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, about the Consensus Pathway – a pragmatic guide to help reduce variation and support services to redesign and expand.
The day told a great story about the tremendous achievements of the Pathway Transformation Fund projects. It also provided an excellent networking platform bringing together people enthusiastic about improving severe asthma care.
Presentations from the day are being shared with attendees by email.
Video content from the event will be published on the Oxford AHSN YouTube channel.
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