Who is the Asthma Service for?
This service is being clinically designed and developed in support of Asthma patients, specifically aimed for:
- Patients with a primary diagnosis of asthma
- Patients with increased use of healthcare in past 12 months
- Patients who have experienced one or more exacerbation of their asthma in the past 12 months, or have been identified at risk of exacerbation and/or
- Have had one or more hospital admission in the past 12 months related to asthma
How will it work?
- The service requires patients to submit a combination of peak flow readings, basic symptom survey and completion of a validated patient-reported outcome measure (ACT )
- It has been clinically designed whereby dependant on the patients answers they will be advised to contact either 111 or 999 with appropriate advice and guidance
Objectives & Outcomes
- Early identification of severe asthma patients and timely clinical review for those in most need, based on alerts created by defined objective measures
- Patients treated with biologic therapies – demonstrate effectiveness / capture improvement and titrate based on objective measures
- Improved care for those at most risk of exacerbation / A&E attendances by promoting self-management strategies and adherence to asthma action plan
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