Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group moves forward with COPD and Spirometry education

24 July 2012

The prevalence of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in Oxfordshire is to be actively targeted by a range of education sessions for practice nurses.

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group moves forward with COPD and Spirometry education

Clinicians from Primary involved in the local Respiratory Taskforce identified a need for detailed spirometry (a specific lung function test) training for practice nurses and healthcare assistants, and a demand from local practice nurses for the COPD diploma course. This was based on the results of a survey completed by GP Practices about spirometry last year.

The intention of the education is to reduce the gap between estimated prevalence of COPD and recorded prevalence in GP registers locally, and improve the accuracy of diagnosis of respiratory conditions. This is part of the local Clinical Commissioning Group QIPP project to reduce variation in the management of long term conditions in Primary Care.

Education for Health is pleased to be asked to support the training in Oxfordshire, and will be providing:

For more information on any of these courses, please contact our Customer Account Manager: Nina Rawstrone, tel: 07794 433896 or email: n.rawstrone@educationforhealth.org

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