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Respiratory Care

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:

  • Strategies for effective prevention of lung disease and addressing inequalities
  • Prompt diagnosis and referral to specialist services
  • Innovative patient education to enable patients to understand their condition and empower them to take responsibility for self-management
  • Rehabilitation services to enable patients to maintain mobility and independence
  • Supportive care for patients and families in minimising the impact of breathlessness and lung disease on everyday life


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