Respiratory

Who are we?

  • We are a group of stakeholders, including people with respiratory conditions and health professionals, who want to improve respiratory care for people in Greater Manchester.
  • We are responsible for strategic direction and coordinating the ambitions of the Greater Manchester Respiratory Improvement Framework.
  • We are led by our clinical leads, Dr Jennifer Hoyle, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at North Manchester, and our Primary Care Advisor, Dr Murugesan Raja GP, who are supported by many other clinicians and the network team.
  • The photo above shows Dr Hoyle (centre left) and Dr Raja (right), with Dr Peter Elton, the SCNs’ Clinical Director (left), and Gareth Lord, Respiratory Network Programme Manager.

What are our aims?

  • To articulate clinical best practice and support improvements in respiratory care in four key areas outlined as priorities. These aims are:
  • To reduce/prevent smoking
  • To reduce/prevent flu and subsequent pneumonia.
  • To improve early detection and diagnosis.
  • To reduce avoidable presentations to clinical services

How do we do it?

  • Networking and partnership working to identify where improvements can be made.
  • Establishing best practice and developing materials such as pathways, recommendations and resources that can be adopted by clinicians and commissioners.
  • Using pilots to evidence best practice and shared learning.
  • Promoting practice change by supporting implementation of local proposals.

How can I get involved?

Our Patients, Carers and Public Advisory Group plays an important role in helping to shape the Strategic Clinical Networks’ projects

To get involved, call 0113 825 0892 for a chat or email england.gmec-scn@nhs.net.

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