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Community pharmacy contractors may receive a higher number of queries about the use of the coronavirus vaccine or coronavirus tests from patients who are Muslim during the month of Ramadan, which starts this week.* During Ramadan, Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, and consuming medicines is also not...

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Inhaler Check-up Service

The Inhaler Check-up Service is commissioned in Leeds and a selected area of Bradford (Community Partnership 5).  This service aims to improve patients’ ability to manage their own asthma and/or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) through improving inhaler technique and ensuring that they are able to use their inhalers effectively and correctly.   

 

Below you will find information for both Bradford and Leeds services and a range of additional resources.

 

 

Bradford Inhaler Check-up Service

The Inhaler Check-up service is commissioned by The Bradford Moor Practice to pharmacies in and around Community Partnership 5 .  The Inhaler Check-up service is being commissioned until November 2020 and can be offered to patients with inhaled medication for asthma and / or COPD.  

 

Bradford Inhaler Service Specification

 

 

The presentations from the Bradford Inhaler Service Training Evening can be found below.  

 

Bradford Inhaler Training Presentation 1 - TC

Bradford Inhaler Training Presentation 2 - KH

 

 

Please keep checking this page as we will add further links to a range of documents to support service delivery in your pharmacy.  Other additional resources can be found below by clicking here.

 

 

 

Leeds Inhaler Check-up Service

The Inhaler Check-up service is commissioned by NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The Inhaler Check-up service is being commissioned until 31st March 2020 and can be offered to patients with inhaled medication for asthma and / or COPD. 

 

Below you will find links to a range of documents to support service delivery in your pharmacy.   

 

Inhaler Service Specification to 31st March 2020

Contract Variation Letter - May 2019

Contract Variation Agreement - May 2019

NHS Standard Contract 17/18 and 18/19 Particulars - May 2018

Asthma Control Test (ACT) Form

COPD Assessment Test (CAT) Form

COPD Assessment Test (CAT) User Guide

Inhaler Technique Consultation Form

Leeds Inhaler Device Guide Updated

Inhaler Service Consultation Guide

Inhaler Service Flowchart

Inhaler Service Resource List Updated

BLF Leaflet - MUR Guide

BLF Leaflet - Questions to ask your patients

 

List of Pharmacies Offering Leeds Inhaler Service

 

Inhaler Check-up Training Presentation Updated - Presentation from the Inhaler Check-up Training Event

 

 

Additional Resources

 


Bulletins 

Leeds CCG: Winter Advice for Asthma Patients - January 2019

 

 

Training Video 

Please see the link below to the face-to-face training for the Inhaler Check-up Service that was delivered by Toby Capstick, Lead Respiratory Pharmacist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. This can be used to qualify for having completed the face-to-face training that is required to deliver the service or also as a refresher for inhaler technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oMeYAjKu-o&t=1s.

 


CPPE Modules

Various e-modules are available to support Declaration of Competence:

 
 

Improve your technique in three minutes!  - http://www.asthma.org.uk/inhalervideos

Asthma UK and the UK Inhaler Group have created a new collection of easy-to-watch videos covering all the major brands. 

These have been developed with support from the UKCPA Respiratory Group and other organisations as members of the UK Inhaler Group. 

These are a great resource to support inhaler technique training for both patients and healthcare professionals in addition to face-to-face training.

 

 

Primary Care Modules

These CPD e-modules from the Primary Care Respiratory Academy will help support Declaration of Competence. You can access them all at: http://www.respiratoryacademy.co.uk/clinical-resources/cpd-modules/  and they cover: Inhaler devices; Supported self-management in COPD; Management of comorbidities in asthma; Management of comorbidities in COPD; Smoking cessation; Spirometry; Acute exacerbations of COPD; Supported asthma self-management; Childhood wheeze; and The value of tests in respiratory disease.

 

The Primary Care Respiratory Academy has been developed and produced by Cogora, working in partnership with the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK) with endorsement from the British Lung Foundation. Cogora publish Pulse, Nursing in Practice and Healthcare Leader. The initiative is supported by funding from Pfizer, on behalf of the Novartis-Pfizer Alliance, and from Napp Pharmaceuticals.

 

Asthma UK Resources - https://www.asthma.org.uk

 

Smokefree - https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree

 

Cancer Research UK - https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/

 

Be Clear on Cancer - http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/early-diagnosis-activities/be-clear-on-cancer

 

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summary: Asthma - http://cks.nice.org.uk/asthma

 

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summary: COPD - http://cks.nice.org.uk/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease

 

BTS Guidance: Asthma - https://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/standards-of-care/guidelines/btssign-british-guideline-on-the-management-of-asthma/

 

 

Last Updated 22nd October 2019