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Call for interest - Asthma Improvement Projects

The Lung Improvement Programme is seeking expressions of interest from frontline NHS teams who wish to become Asthma Improvement Projects. The deadline is 4 Mar 2011

The Lung Improvement Programme (LIP) is commencing a new work stream on asthma and we are now inviting applications from parties who are interested in becoming Asthma Improvement Project Sites.

Asthma Improvement Projects will cover one of four topics:

  • Improving Asthma Diagnosis and Medicines Optimisation
  • Transforming Acute Care
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Integrated Care Pathways

The LIP have issued a detailed workstream outline explaining the aims, outcomes and metrics that would be expected from projects in each of the topic areas, together with an indicative timeline for the project work.

> Download the Asthma Workstream Outline (from the LIP website)

More details of the improvement process and what would be expected from teams taking part in Asthma Improvement Projects are available in an Asthma Project Support Pack

> Download the Asthma Project Information Pack (from the LIP website)

To become an Asthma Improvement Project

If you are interested in becoming an improvement project for asthma please read through the information pack and the workstream outline documents and speak with your SHA Respiratory Clinical Lead  or contact the National Improvement Lead for Asthma, Hannah Wall (email: hannah.wall@improvement.nhs.uk or call 07920 845 437) in the first instance.

Once you have done this, you will need to fill in the Expression of Interest Proforma and Expression of Interest Proforma which should be completed and returned to Natasha Woodward at the LIP (natasha.woodward@improvement.nhs.uk) by noon on Friday 4th March 2011.

> Download the Expression of Interest Proforma

For more information about the asthma work of the LIP go to the Asthma Pages of the Lung Improvement Programme website.