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Optimising Prescribing for COPD Patients; What Matters Most?


Summary

Respiratory experts Dr Tom Fardon (Consultant Physician), Claire Adams (Nurse Specialist) and Dr Sanjeev Rana (GP) share their experiences and recommendations on what matters most when prescribing inhaler therapy for COPD patients.

Speakers

Head shot of Claire Adams (nurse)

Claire Adams

Respiratory Nurse, CCG Clinical Lead, Primary Care Clinical Lead for the Respiratory Network in the North East and North Cumbria

Claire Adams is an experienced nurse with a real passion for improving the care of people with Respiratory Disease. Claire has been working in a primary care setting for the past fifteen years. She is the Clinical Lead for Tees Valley CCG and provides Clinical time within that role running a community Respiratory advice service. She recently took the role as the Primary care clinical lead for the Respiratory Network in the North East and North Cumbria and sits on local respiratory network boards both in Durham and Tees where she co-writes local guidelines.

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Dr Sanjeev Rana

General Practitioner, Respiratory GPwER, Medical Director, Clinical Commissioner and a Member of the Service Development Committee for the PCRS-UK

Dr Sanjeev Rana is a General Practitioner, Respiratory GPwER, Medical Director, Clinical Commissioner and a Member of the Service Development Committee for the PCRS-UK. He graduated from the Imperial School of Medicine and Technology in 1995 and he has a keen interest in population-based healthcare, applying international healthcare models to optimise healthcare utilisation, developing the NHS workforce and understanding what value means to the NHS.

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Dr Tom Fardon

Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine

"Dr Tom Fardon studied pre-clinical and clinical medicine at Cambridge University, graduating in 1999. His research on ""Optimising Anti Inflammatory Therapy in Persistent Asthma” was awarded MD and he received the Ralph Nobel Prize in 2009. He is Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at Ninewells Hospital, and Honorary Reader in the University of Dundee. He is the NHS Tayside lead for cystic fibrosis and co-lead the bronchiectasis and difficult infection service in Tayside. Dr Fardon runs the local paediatric to adult transition service and contributes to the difficult asthma service.

He is Associate Post Graduate Dean for the Eastern Region of the Scottish deanery and sits on the Professional Standards Committee for the University of Dundee Medical School. He is the clinical lead for the NHS Tayside Managed Clinical Network for respiratory medicine, Chair of the Scottish Government National Advisory Committee for Respiratory Medicine, Respiratory Lead for the Scottish Access Collaborative, and Lead of the Scottish Government Respiratory Care Improvement Plan. He is Secretary of the Scottish Thoracic Society, and a clinical reviewer for EMBARC, the ERS, and SMC, and on the Editorial Board for Thorax.

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