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Podcast: Prof. John Stradling and Dr. Sophie West discuss obstructive sleep apnoea

Monday, April 4, 2016

Building on the success of our interview with Prof. John Stradling in February 2016, we have recorded our first podcast feature. 

 

John is joined by Dr. Sophie West to discuss how a dedicated 'fast track' sleep service could successfully establish vocational drivers on Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) within four weeks of referral.

 

How do we encourage GPs to take part and actively refer patients for fast tracking? Our biggest problem is when patients don’t comply with treatment - how can clinicians be managing these situations? Is this an area where NICE should be taking the lead? Hear what John and Sophie have to say in our new podcast.

 

Should you have any further comments or questions for please use the Disqus area below, or email contact@respiratoryfutures.org.uk

 

Material referenced in the conversation:

OSA Partnership Four Week Wait Campaign
http://www.osapartnershipgroup.co.uk/campaign3-four-week-campaign.html

An official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline: Sleep apnea, sleepiness, and driving risk in noncommercial drivers. An update of a 1994 Statement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23725615


Strohl KP, Brown DB, Collop N, George C, Grunstein R, Han F, Kline L, Malhotra A, Pack A, Phillips B, Rodenstein D, Schwab R, Weaver T, Wilson K; ATS Ad Hoc Committee on Sleep Apnea, Sleepiness, and Driving Risk in Noncommercial Drivers.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013;187:1259-66.