Draft Programme
Driving sustainable improvement in respiratory prevention, care and treatment post-pandemic

09:00 - 09:35

National Update: How to achieve the aims of the long term plan in the context of COVID-19

  • Consolidate some of the lessons learnt from the initial impact of the coronavirus pandemic
  • Address the longer term consequences of the pandemic for improving respiratory prevention, care and treatment
  • Learn more about ‘Your COVID Recovery’ and its role in supporting recovery post-coronavirus
  • Understand the next steps to incorporating lessons from the clinical response to coronavirus and getting back on track with national aims

Professor Jon Bennett, Chair, British Thoracic Society 
Professor Sally Singh, Head of Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation, University Hospitals of Leicester Trust

09:35 - 09:45

Live Q&A

09:45 - 10:00

Short break and session change

10:00 - 10:30

Integrated Care: The vital ingredient in delivering national respiratory aims

  • Understand the wealth of opportunities opened up by integrated working, and how to maximise these in your area
  • Learn how trail blazers have forged ahead in creating integrated systems, and how they have overcome barriers and disincentives
  • Explore the varied expertise from different types of regions and how to take on board their learning for your own work

Binita Kane, Respiratory Programme Lead, Health Innovation Manchester
Will McConnell, Respiratory and General Physician, Dorset County Hospital FT
Sarah Sibley, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Clinical Lead for Community Respiratory Services, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital 
Irene Valero-Sanchez, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Clinical Lead for the Integrated Respiratory Service, University Hospitals of Leicester Trust and Leicestershire Partnership Trust

10:30 - 10:40

Live Q&A

10:40 - 11:10

Short break and session change

11:10 - 11:40

Translating the principles of guideline implementation for the delivery of a national COVID-19 platform for Wales

  • Understand how the principles used in the design and implementation of national guidelines, such as those for asthma and COPD, has translated into the creation of the national COVID platform
  • Hear about the implementation science methodology used and the steps taken to embed the national COVID platform into routine practice across 18 district general hospitals in a matter of weeks
  • Take an approach that has worked for a varied population of just over 3 million people and translate it into your own setting

Simon Barry, Respiratory Clinical Lead, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Rhys Jefferies, National Respiratory Health Programme Manager, Public Health Wales

11:40 - 11:50

Live Q&A

11:50 - 12:05

Short break and session change

12:05 - 12:35

Reducing respiratory health inequalities

  • Explore the social determinants of poor respiratory health and how the NHS, wider local authority and other organisations can collaborate to reduce their impact
  • Address disparate outcomes for patients and communities caused by racial inequality
  • Treating tobacco dependency and smoking to address respiratory health inequalities

Professor Sanjay Agrawal, National specialty adviser for tobacco addiction
Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity

12:35 - 12:50

Live Q&A

01:00 - 01:40

Interactive Discussion Groups

Addressing workforce challenges to deliver respiratory care

Binita Kane, Respiratory Programme Lead, Health Innovation Manchester

In association with BTS

Breathlessness: improving the patient pathway

Helen Ward, Consultant Respiratory Physician, The Royal Wolverhampton Trust and Noel Baxter, Policy Lead, Primary Care Respiratory Society
Addressing clinical inertia in COPD: a focus on exacerbation prevention

Dr Richard Russell, Respiratory Consultant, Southern Health FT and Yang Xu, UK Head of Inhaled, Medical & Scientific Affairs,  Respiratory & Immunology, AstraZeneca

In association with AstraZeneca

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Clinical chairs and directors of commissioning from CCGs; clinical leads and clinical directors from STPs/ICSs; executive directors and clinical leads from GP Federations and Primary Care Networks; heads of Clinical Networks; clinical directors, respiratory consultants, specialist nurses, pharmacists and physiotherapists from secondary providers; GPs, community nurses and practice nurses; very senior managers from arms’ length bodies including NHS England and NHS Improvement; leaders in public health from local authorities - register your free place here

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