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Joint Working with South Devon & Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group

Executive Summary of Joint Working between South Devon & Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group and Teva UK Limited

The project is being undertaken to ultimately refresh and enhance healthcare professionals' skills in, and knowledge of, inhaler technique in order to ensure optimal patient outcomes from their prescribed respiratory therapy.

Title of project: Refreshing and enhancing healthcare professional skills in, and knowledge of, inhaler technique in order to ensure optimal patient outcomes from their prescribed respiratory therapy.

Project period: Both parties have committed resources to this project and the project will run for seventeen months but can be extended by agreement of all parties.

The project is designed to:

  • Improve education, adherence and promote healthier outcomes for patients with Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Help patients use their inhalers more effectively to control their symptoms
  • Improve inhaler technique training among healthcare professionals to a consistently high standard via the accredited course provided by Wales Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education. The course name is Advancing Inhaler Technique
  • Potentially reduce non elective asthma and COPD related hospital admissions

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