HIYH Impact Report 2023 | Page 25

A partnership approach to improving asthma care

Over the past two years we have worked on four crucial projects that helped to improve asthma care and access for more than 21,600 patients . More appropriate diagnosis , management and referral of patients needing further specialist input is helping to reduce asthma attacks , asthma-related hospital admissions and the use of steroids , known to have long-term side effects . Workstream Lead Harriet Smith explains how we continue to play a central role in the adoption and spread of innovations to improve asthma care particularly for underserved communities .
As a key partner of NHS England ’ s Accelerated Access Collaborative ( AAC ), we have supported the rollout of two asthma care innovations ( FeNO and Asthma Biologics ) to improve asthma pathways in England as part of their Rapid Uptake Products programme . The programme identifies and supports products with positive NICE recommendations that align to the
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Harriet Smith Workstream Lead
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