24 November 2020 | Central London


Driving sustainable improvement in respiratory prevention, care and treatment


Registration & Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks


Keynote presentation:

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
  • Understand the next steps to incorporating lessons from the clinical response to coronavirus and getting back on track with national aims

Panel discussion:

Reducing respiratory health inequalities through prevention

  • Understand the scale of the challenge of tackling air pollution, and how to address it as a factor of respiratory health inequality
  • Explore the social determinants of poor respiratory health and how the NHS, wider local authority and other organisations can collaborate to reduce their impact
  • How could we ensure that smoking cessation does not fall through the gap between NHS commissioning and local authority funding?

Morning Refreshments & Networking


Interactive Discussion Groups

Join these intimate and focused small-group discussions to share experiences with senior colleagues and get your pressing questions answered. With participants at each table limited, ensure you sign up early to ensure your place at your preferred 2 tables.

The role of technology in self-management

Addressing workforce challenges to deliver respiratory care

Improving inhaler technique and adherence

How technology can support the delivery of in respiratory care

Breathlessness: improving the patient pathway

Pulmonary rehabilitation: Opportunities and challenges


Networking Lunch


Session A:

Medicines Optimisation: In the best interests of patients and the planet

  • Learn about the steps being taken to improve the sustainability of inhalers
  • Consider how to take a balanced approach to achieve better outcomes and patient control, whilst minimising impact on the environment
  • Understand the opportunities for medicines rationalisation and the impact on patients

Session B:

Using GIRFT and RightCare to reduce unwarranted variation in respiratory outcomes

  • Explore the latest data and information on treatment and outcomes across England
  • Translate the learning into your own setting to improve your service
  • Understand how to make best use of the latest toolkits and patient level scenarios for asthma and pneumonia

Session Change


Session A:

Paediatrics: Getting the basics right early on

  • Improve control and prevent escalation of conditions through paediatric asthma care
  • How to collaborate to improve elements such as nutrition and exercise
  • Discuss the psychological component of good paediatric respiratory care and how it impacts future care

Session B:

The opportunities and challenges of new drugs

  • Horizon scan to understand the latest treatments for severe asthma
  • Understand the challenges for commissioning and prescribing new drugs
  • Consider how to approach barriers to prescribing, commissioning and delivery of severe asthma drugs

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking


Session A:

Treating tobacco dependency in hospital and in the community

  • Learn about plans to treat every smoker who comes to hospital from 2023/2024
  • Understand the complexities of addressing tobacco addiction in mental health settings, in pregnancy and in acute care and how pilots are addressing the challenges
  • Hear from pilot projects the steps you can take to address tobacco dependency

Session B:

Delivering systematic change in respiratory medicine in Wales using a digital implementation platform

  • Hear about the implementation science approach taken in Wales
  • Learn about the steps they took to achieve the whole Wales plan 
  • Take an approach that has worked for a varied population of just over 3million people and translate it into your own setting

Session change


Panel discussion:

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

Chair’s Closing Remarks 

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