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BIC: Innovation in emergency and unplanned admissions for respiratory

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Exploring approaches in primary and secondary care in addressing challenges with innovative approaches to services and models.

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Emergency and unplanned admissions remain a significant challenge for NHS settings.

Over the last seven years respiratory admissions have risen at over three times the rate of other conditions. Hospital admissions are a cause of deconditioning among older people with 65% of older people experiencing a decline in function.

Older people with COPD have more than twice the increased prevalence of frailty than non-COPD older people. Respiratory conditions are one of the leading causes of excess winter deaths, with around 40% of excess winter deaths having respiratory as an underlying condition. 

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  • Elaine Gossage, Lead Nurse - Knowsley Community Service, Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Stuart Berry , GP, Reedyford HealthCare

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