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Top ten respiratory commissioning tips

New practical guidance from the multi-disciplinary London Respiratory Network that includes representation from local government and clinical commissioning as well clinicians from general practice, community and hospital, and third sector colleagues from Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation.

Our focus is on how to commission for high value and includes guidance set in the framework of the respiratory programme budget. It includes stop smoking as treatment, bed day use, the National Review of Asthma Deaths recommendations, optimising use of pulmonary rehabilitation and long term oxygen therapy, use of CQUINs for stop smoking and another for enhanced recovery across inpatient wards, responsible respiratory prescribing (the top five drug costs in terms of total spend to the NHS are all respiratory inhalers) and coordination of care for people with advanced lung disease. More .....