IMPRESS is a joint initiative between the two leading respiratory clinical societies in the UK: the British Thoracic Society and the Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS)-UK.
"Providing the clinical leadership required to drive improvements in care across /beyond the traditional boundaries of primary care and secondary care to achieve high quality integrated patient centred care for the population with or at risk of respiratory disease."
- A ‘think tank’ to drive forward thinking on key issues related to integration / commissioning good value respiratory care
- Clinical leadership to support respiratory networks and individuals striving to confront unwarranted variation, drive quality improvements in respiratory care in their locality, and to turn national respiratory policies into meaningful services for patients
- An open access repository for sharing best practice, information, data, advice and guidance on respiratory issues and quality improvement methods
LATEST FROM IMPRESS
IMPRESS Guide to the relative value of COPD interventions published July 2012.
Impressions blog and links here BMJ Editorial 17 September 2012 BMJ 2012;345:e6192 here and Health Service Journal resources here
NEW Powerpoint presentation here
For other IMPRESS publications go here
LATEST NATIONAL NEWS
Latest programme budgets (2011-12) now published here
NHS England planning guidance Putting Patients First: the NHS England business plan for 2013/14 – 2015/16
Tobacco profiles to benchmark local authorities from London Public Health Observatory: Smoking-related hospital admissions cost the NHS over £1bn in 2010/11; £37 per capita. Death rates falling but "the persistent inequalities remain a stark reminder that the biggest burden of smoking-related ill health still falls on our poorest communities."
National Voices: Integrated care: what do patients, service users and carers want?
People want co-ordination. Not necessarily (organisational) integration.
People want care. Where it comes from is secondary.
2013-14 commissioning guidance Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14 Good commentary in Health Service Journal 18 December 2012
Clinical Commissioning Group outcomes indicator set 2013/14
2013-14 Clinical commissioning group (CCG) allocations
The Atlas of Variation in Respiratory Healthcare launched Tuesday 18 September 2012.
The Atlas is a tool to drive change and improve outcomes for people with respiratory disease. The Atlas covers 20 indicators across COPD, asthma, pneumonia, sleep disorders, bronchiolitis, respiratory prescribing and smoking cessation. For each indicator achievement is mapped for all primary care trusts in England. Each map is accompanied by a narrative which describes the magnitude of variation, why the variation matters in terms of value and outcomes, and what systematic steps can be taken to reduce variation. A series of case studies provide examples of what commissioners and clinicians around the country are doing to improve outcomes.
Asthma Good Practice Guide go here
Asthma case for change and case studies from NHS Improvement
COPD Commissioning Toolkit go here
See here for other DH publications