Tag Archives: Asthma

Time to take action on asthma

By Asthma UK (2014)

The report presents an overview of a survey of more than 6500 people on the quality of asthma care across the UK. A briefing on children’s care is available alongside it.

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Managing the care of people with long-term conditions

By House of Commons Health Select Committee (2014)

This report finds that 15 million NHS patients in England with long-term conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and asthma account for 70% of the annual expenditure of the NHS in England. It argues that demographic and cost pressures on the NHS from patients with long-term conditions is only likely to increase in the coming years, with one projection estimating that the bill for treatment of long-term conditions will require the NHS to find £4 billion more each year by 2016.

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Report on inquiry into respiratory deaths

By All-Party Parliamentary Group on Respiratory Health (2014)

The inquiry investigated why premature mortality from respiratory disease remains so high and how death rates could be improved. It focussed in particular on two conditions: COPD and asthma, which together affect around 6 million people in the UK. The report makes several recommendations.

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Why asthma still kills? The national review of asthma deaths

By Royal College of Physicians (2014)

The National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD), run by a consortium of asthma professional and patient bodies, led by the Royal College of Physicians, looked into the circumstances surrounding deaths from asthma from 1 February 2012 to 30 January 2013. The NRAD is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England, NHS Wales, the Health and Social Care division of the Scottish government, the Department of Health, and the Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS).

 

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Why asthma still kills: the national review of asthma deaths (NRAD)

By Royal College of Physicians (2014)

This report looked into the circumstances surrounding deaths from asthma from 1st February 2012 to 30th January 2013. The primary aim was to understand the circumstances surrounding asthma deaths in the UK in order to identify avoidable factors and to make recommendations to improve care and reduce the number of deaths.

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Disease management information toolkit

By Child & Maternal Health Intelligence Network (2014)

We have updated the Disease Management Information Toolkit (DMIT) with data at clinical commissioning group (CCG) level for 2012/13.

DMIT is designed to help increase the efficiency of services for children with long-term conditions. The toolkit can be used to show performance for asthma, diabetes and epilepsy. It has information at clinical commissioning group (CCG) level on emergency hospital admissions for patients aged under 19 with a primary diagnosis of a particular condition. The toolkit enables CCGs to compare their emergency admission rates, bed-days and lengths of stay with a range of different comparators. It is designed to highlight variations at CCG level and allow benchmarking to inform the commissioning decision-making process for children’s services.

Compare your care: the asthma reports

By Asthma UK (2013)

Asthma UK wanted to know whether the care that people were receiving for their asthma matched up to the standards they should expect so they launched the Compare Your Care quiz. This report presents the findings and shows that there are some aspects of asthma care which many people are receiving. However, it finds that not everyone is receiving care that fully meets standards and some simple but effective aspects of care that could help prevent asthma attacks are not consistently being provided. The reports also include recommendations to help the NHS improve asthma care across the UK.

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