Currently in Northern Ireland there are 117,613 people living with asthma (six per cent of the population) and 38,530 people living with COPD (two per cent of the population). (1)
In 2015, diseases of the respiratory system accounted for 14 per cent of all deaths, six deaths per day (2,236) – note this figure excludes lung cancer. In the same year, six per cent (934) of deaths registered in Northern Ireland were due to COPD. This accounts for 42 per cent of all respiratory deaths. (2)
This award has been sponsored by Teva UK Respiratory to promote the excellent work being developed and implemented in asthma and COPD in both primary and secondary care in Northern Ireland.
1. Prevalence data in the Quality and Outcomes Framework Disease Prevalence (2015/16 data) http://www.ninis2.nisra.gov.uk/public/Home.aspx
2. Data tables on deaths registered in NI in 2015
Who Can Enter?
Are you working to improve the care of your asthma and COPD patients within your clinic, practice or pharmacy, or with a partner organisation? Projects or working models are welcome where the applicants can give evidence of improved outcomes for their patients in helping them to live with, and improve their wellbeing and management of their disease.
Teva UK Respiratory is committed to being a long-term key partner to NHS organisations where they work together to improve healthcare outcomes for patients with asthma and COPD. Sharing best practice for the benefit of your patients and others in Northern Ireland is the focus of this award and one they are delighted to sponsor.
Applications are welcomed from primary and secondary care.
The finalists will be shortlisted based upon the written application and judging of these entries will take place in mid-to-late January. The finalists must be available to meet the judges on a date agreed with the judges in advance.
Dr Paul McKeagney
Consultant Respiratory Physician, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Dr Ruth Miller
Medicines Optimisation Project Lead, Department of Health (NI)
Grainne O’Reilly Smyth
Lead Practice Pharmacist, West Belfast
Nurse Practitioner, The Mount Practice, Belfast
How to Enter
If you require an application / nomination form or further information, contact Bridget McCabe. Telephone 02890 999 441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for Entry
The closing deadline for completed applications is 12pm on Friday 13th December 2019 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB.