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Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Thomas Drive, L14 3PE
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Aims of the Programme

The Cheshire and Merseyside Respiratory Improvement Programme will aim to:

  • Improve respiratory health by promoting increased activity and smoking cessation
  • NHS supported stop smoking support to enhance council and pharmacy run service
  • Improve referral rates into Pulmonary rehabilitation programme
  • Focus on improving the uptake of Flu Vaccination in targeted groups
  • Provide the first collaborative workforce initiative across C&M STP for respiratory care
  • Bring a new group of healthcare professionals into the workforce
  • Reduce duplication of effort
  • Support Physician Associates introduction through a Preceptorship Programme
  • Start to develop standardised care across Cheshire and Merseyside to reduce variation
  • Reduce avoidable non-elective respiratory admissions
  • Improve long term respiratory care
  • Improve cost effective, evidenced based respiratory prescribing
  • Bolster community respiratory team support