Cheshire and Merseyside Respiratory Improvement Programme
Here in Cheshire and Merseyside, there is room to improve outcomes for patients living with respiratory problems.
The NHS Long Term Plan prioritised respiratory health, whilst also highlighting difficulties in recruiting a skilled workforce as a significant barrier to service improvement.
As a result, Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership has been awarded ‘transformation funding’ to run a Respiratory Improvement Programme in 2019-2020.
The aim of the programme is to deliver the first Cheshire and Merseyside wide collaborative respiratory workforce, to improve respiratory care for patients and bring Physician Associates into the workforce. Here at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, we host the Physician Associates, and provide resources, training, clinical leadership and placement support.