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Call for interest - Asthma Improvement Projects



Do you agree with the new BTS home oxygen guidance that the 1st sampling for LTOT assessment should be a true arterial stab?

1. Yes: the inconvenience for the patient is outweighed by the fact that this will reduce prescribing home oxygen to a group of people who don’t meet the LTOT guidelines
37% (3 votes)
2. No: The CBG technique is much more patient friendly and the results obtained by capillary sampling are close enough not to make a material difference in a real life setting.
63% (5 votes)

Call for interest - Asthma Improvement Projects

Details of the call for National Asthma Improvement Projects that went out in January 2011, including selection criteria. Completed applications will have to be submitted by 25 Feb 2011.

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.