The respiratory integrated experience in Wolverhampton and Salford
This session will explore the experience, successes and challenges of delivering integrated respiratory care in Wolverhampton and Salford.
Wolverhampton has led the way in vertical integration with 9 GP practices now merged with the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and its community services. This is an example of integration across the board, including but not limited to respiratory services.
Dr Helen Ward has also led on the development of a Joint Palliative Respiratory Clinic which recognizes the shared goals and workloads of the respiratory and palliative care teams. This clinic has seen great success in reducing the number of people dying in hospital.
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has used the lessons learnt from trailblazing integrated respiratory services to develop population level integration which focuses on care and neighbourhood footprints. This involves working with adult social care, mental, health, the voluntary sector, GPs and acute services. This work has resulted in the redesign of pathways, a diagnostic hub, an education and training programme, a community clinic and electronic health records.
- Through real life examples, learn how integrated respiratory and general care can be implemented successfully.
- Understand the challenges involved in setting up such services and how these can be overcome.
- Gain practical knowledge of how you could approach integration in your local area, whether as a clinician, a manager or a commissioner.