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New competence framework launched to help deliver quality, patient-centred respiratory care

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New competence framework launched to help deliver quality, patient-centred respiratory care

Skills for Health have launched a new competence framework to help commission, manage and deliver improved patient-centred respiratory care. This will support the delivery of the forthcoming National Outcomes Strategy for COPD.

Skills for Health have just launched a new competence framework to help commission, manage and deliver improved patient centred respiratory care.

This has material for:

  • Commissioners
  • Service Providers
  • Local Networks
  • Workforce Planners
so people can plan, develop and deliver services more effectively, particularly in the light of the forthcoming National Outcomes Strategy

for COPD.

 

The framework has been supported by a range of organisations including: The British Thoracic Society, Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists, the Royal College of Nursing the British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK.

Improving these service can have a significant impact. A new enhanced COPD service team Plymouth PCT helped to save 1,124 bed days in 2009 by managing the condition during the severe to terminal stages and linking with other teams across primary and secondary care.

 

Professor Sue Hill, Joint National Clinical Director for the Respiratory Programme, said:

"This competence framework that describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are required to deliver patient centred respiratory care.

"We commend this framework to you and hope that you use it to develop the workforce so that the quality and efficiency of services provided for people with respiratory disease including COPD are improved across the respiratory care
spectrum from prevention and early identification through to end of life."


The framework includes

  • The main report - giving the rationale for the work and how it can be used
  • Case Studies - showing how services can use this in practice
  • The 57 separate Units of Learning for the framework
  • A mapping document - showing how these Units of Learning apply to the spectrum of COPD - from well to End of Life
> Download the main report, Units of Learning and associated documents from the Skills for Health website
(www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/service-area/copd)