Designing and commissioning services for adults with asthma - Good Practice Guide now available

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

'Designing and Commissioning Services for adults with asthma: A good practice guide' has been published by NHS PCC, produced in conjunction with the professional bodies and patient groups.

Designing and commissioning services for adults with asthma - Good Practice Guide now available

Asthma is one of the most challenging long term conditions for patients and the NHS, yet there is tremendous variation in care and outcomes across the country:

To help improve asthma care, NHS PCC has produced Designing and commissioning services for adults with asthma:  A good practice guide with input from the major professional bodies, patient groups and health service managers.  

The document is designed to aid  commissioners and clinical leaders advising commissioners together with people working in every area of NHS provision from primary care and  community health to acute services. It translates the key points from the British Asthma Guideline into meaningful actions that commissioners can take to improve the quality of care.

It sets out the 15 key aspects of care that good asthma services need to include.  Alongside these, the guide outlines the detailed factors that commissioners and service developers need to include for each element of the service. It also has links to examples of good practice, showing how quality care can be implemented.

The Guide can be downloaded from the PCC website at http://www.pcc.nhs.uk/asthma-guide