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Wales has launched its Respiratory Health Delivery Plan 2018-2020: Reducing inappropriate variation and sharing best practice.
Wendy Preston, Chair of ARNS said
“We are very supportive of the proactive approach in Wales in setting out a three year plan for respiratory health services. This plan aims to reduce inappropriate variation and share best practice, including public health and prevention of the disease. It is great to see ARNS’ members are part of the group of clinicians that have written this document, and it is a testament to their expertise.
Download Respiratory Health Delivery Plan 2018-2020 for Wales here
Natalie Harper, our Asthma Lead, has written a very interesting expert opinion for the Nursing Times on the current dilemma re BTS/SIGN guidance on asthma. You can read Natalie’s article here
The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Pathway defines the core components of an optimal service for people with COPD.
The NHS RightCare Pathway for COPD has been developed in collaboration with NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Respiratory Services, the British Lung Foundation, the British Thoracic Society, Respiratory Futures, the Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS-UK), and the National COPD Audit Programme. The pathway provides a national case for change and a set of resources to support local health economies to concentrate their improvement efforts where there is greatest opportunity to address variation and improve population health.
The resources in the Pathway also draw on a range of other national guidance and contain examples of best practice from across England to help make change on the ground.
The Pathway contains a number of key messages for commissioners and to emphasise their importance when using this product they are included in the pathway documents and can be accessed here
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guideline on Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management, has now been published on the NICE Website You can also find the supporting evidence as well as all the stakeholder comments
The recommendations in the guideline have been included in a NICE Pathway which is an online tool that brings together all related NICE guidance and associated products in a set of interactive, top-based diagrams. There is a version of the guideline for people using services, carers and the public called Information for the public
Louise Walby, a respiratory nurse facilitator in primary care, has been awarded the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Award 2017. Talking about nurse of the year Louse Walby, Tina Donnelly, Director of RCN Wales, said: “The Royal College of Nursing in Wales is proud to recognise the achievements of the nursing family across Wales and Louise is an extremely worthy recipient of the highest honour.”
RCN in Wales was mentioned on Aberdare Online http://www.aberdareonline.co.uk/news/rhondda-cynon-taff/success-cwm-taf-university-health-board-royal-college-nursing-awards Nurse of the Year Winner Louise Walby is quoted “I was totally surprised to win the ‘Nurse of the Year’ Award. I was honoured to win my category, but when I heard my name called for the overall award I was shocked. I am really privileged, honoured and excited about the future and to have this ultimate acknowledgement last night was wonderful.