Respiratory disease is responsible for a significant proportion of chronic ill health and accounts for one death in five in the UK. Its incidence and impact is increasing with the ageing population.
Care integration can impact on quality of care and improve outcomes at every stage of the patient pathway through prevention, early diagnosis and effective intervention and treatment. Entries for this category can be from individuals or teams responsible for planning or delivering integrated care pathways for this group of patients. Entries will be judged against the general criteria. Submissions could include one or more of the following elements: