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

09:00 - 09:05

Intro Video

09:05 - 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 (confirmed)
Professor Sally Singh, Head of Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation, University Hospitals of Leicester Trust (confirmed)

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, Clinical Lead, Health Innovation Manchester (confirmed)
Will McConnell, Respiratory and General Physician, Dorset County Hospital FT (TBC)
Sarah Sibley, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Clinical Lead for Community Respiratory Services, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (TBC)
Dr Irene Valero-Sánchez, Clinical Lead for the Integrated Respiratory Service (confirmed)

10:30 - 10:40

Live Q&A

10:40 - 11:10

Short break and session change

11:10 - 11:40

A national covid platform for Wales: Delivering systematic change using a digital implementation platform

  • Hear about the implementation science approach taken in Wales
  • Learn about the steps they took to achieve the national covid platform
  • 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 (confirmed)
Rhys Jefferies, National Respiratory Health Programme Manager, Public Health Wales (confirmed)

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
  • Using GIRFT to reduce unwarranted variation in respiratory outcomes
  • How could we ensure that smoking cessation does not fall through the gap between NHS commissioning and local authority funding?

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

12:35 - 12:50

Live Q&A

01:00 - 01:40

Interactive Discussion Groups

Improving inhaler technique and adherence The role of technology in self-management
Addressing workforce challenges to deliver respiratory care
In association with BTS
Breathlessness: improving the patient pathway
Helen Ward, Consultant Respiratory Physician, The Royal Wolverhampton Trust (TBC) and Noel Baxter, Policy Lead, Primary Care Respiratory Society (TBC)


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