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Respiratory

Respiratory disease is the third biggest cause of death in the UK, killing around 80,000 people per year.

Within the East Midlands over 281,000 people are diagnosed with asthma and around 85,000 with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Supported by the East Midlands Clinical Networks and the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network, the East Midlands respiratory programme’s objective is to improve the outcomes and quality of life for patients with respiratory disease.

Activities within the 2016/17 business plan include the following:

  • Review of Respiratory Pathways to inform service improvements and improvements in quality and efficiency
  • End of Life Care for people with chronic lung disease
  • Support the adoption of primary care up-skilling programmes by CCG’s
  • Standby medication and Antimicrobial resistance
  • Produce Asthma infographic and reproduce COPD infographic
  • Complete COPD Pathway baseline survey with CCGs
  • Evaluate innovations and develop proposals for adoption within East Midlands


Key contacts for the East Midlands Respiratory Programme:
  • Dr Charlotte Bolton, Clinical Associate Professor in Respiratory Medicine, Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit, University of Nottingham
  • Jane Scullion, Respiratory Nurse Consultant, University Hospitals of Leicester
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Head of Respiratory Network, East Midlands Clinical Networks and Clinical Senate
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Quality Improvement Coordinator, East Midlands  Clinical Networks and Clinical Senate