The Healthy London Partnership is a collaboration of the 32 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGS) in London and NHS England (London Region) which is aiming to transform the capital to become the world’s healthiest global city. One of its 13 transformation programmes centres around Children and Young People and it has asthma as one of its key priority areas of work - asthma is estimated to affect over 240,000 children in London (Health Survey for England, 2010).
Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria Strategic Clinical Networks: Improving outcomes for children and young people with asthma.
Submitting Organisation: Greater Manchester, Lancashire & South Cumbria Partners involved: Asthma Special Interest Group – members including: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Care Clinicians, commissioners, third sector.
The UK Inhaler Group is a coalition of not-for-profit organisations and professional societies with a common interest in promoting the correct use of inhaled therapies to improve the outcomes of patients with respiratory conditions. We seek to achieve our vision by galvanising the collective power of the respiratory community and by raising the importance of correct inhaler technique across the health system and among governmental departments.
Current practices of caring for children with oxygen therapy within the tertiary and community settings have been identified by a group of Children’s Nurses as not evidence based. In 2016, a Respiratory Nurse with a link to all of the Children’s Services in London (Caroline Lock, Clinical Nurse Advisor at Air Liquide) encouraged as many Children’s Nurses including Community Neonatal Nurses to share their concerns and find solutions to make the transition from hospital to home of every child on oxygen therapy seamless.
The aim of the Paediatric Pan London Oxygen Group (PPLOG) is to bring the knowledge and experience of Respiratory Nurses, Community Children’s Nurses and Community Neonatal Nurses together, and set standard guidelines that will ensure the management of children on oxygen therapy is safe and uniform within the London region.
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