NAPP Respiratory Academy

Supporting patients with long term conditions by delivering education to the right audience, at the right time, and in the right way.

Education for Health works in partnership with Napp Pharmaceutical to develop and provide a programme of education that supports healthcare professionals in the development of skills and knowledge to support patient care. By directly supporting the improvement of clinical practice Napp Pharmaceutical is directly supporting the improved care of patients.

The Respiratory Academy enables healthcare professionals to benefit from partly funded education programmes, with the students paying for a proportion of their own education, Napp Pharmaceuticals is responsible for inviting healthcare professionals to enrol.

Supporting education through the Napp Respiratory Academy

The Academy has been developed to reflect the varying degrees of experience and knowledge that exists within the NHS, with two tiers that students are matched against:

Tier 1 – Designed for nurses with minimum knowledge in respiratory care but seeing respiratory patients
This level is offered to more junior nurses at practice level who see asthma patients, have little or no training, but have a desire to advance their training. Content focuses on general overview, guidelines, inhaler techniques and self-management strategies.

Tier 2 – Designed for nurses who were running respiratory clinics
This level is offered to nurses with a desire to further advance their training, but who are not going to undertake the full degree or diploma programme. Content focuses on asthma; spirometry and COPD.

The Academy has been supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Napp who commissioned Education for Health to lead on content development and delivery.
Education for Health worked closely with NAPP Pharmaceuticals to design a resource which:

  • Supports the care of patients with respiratory conditions – develops the skills, knowledge and competence of nurses to recognise & manage patients
  • Raises awareness of respiratory disease, highlighting the need for education and nurses’ role in improving standards of Respiratory care.
  • Reaches over 150 clinical professionals working in the management of respiratory care within 3 months
  • Promotes education as an important contributor to high quality patient care.

*Information correct as of March 2016