The aim of the service is to improve the quality of life of patients with COPD, enhancing self management and providing patient choice.
The aim of the service is to improve the quality of life of patients with COPD in the community, helping you look after yourself and giving patient choice.
The aim of the service is to improve the quality of life of patients with COPD, enhancing self-management and providing patient choice.
The team includes, advanced respiratory nurse practitioners, physiotherapists and respiratory consultants who provide clinical leadership. Community Respiratory Team provides for Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Groups
The services provided are as follows:
Who to refer to HAH:
How to refer to HAH:
This 7 day service accepts referrals between 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday.
The Team are based at Croxteth Health Centre.
Service aims to:
HAH contact details:
Croxteth Health Centre
40 Altcross Road
Tel : 0151 295 9192
Fax: 0151 234 5139
Patients who have been admitted to hospital or who have attended the Accident and Emergency Department or Medical Assessment Unit with an Exacerbation of COPD can be assessed by a Nurse Practitioner to determine whether with suitable medication, nursing and social support they can be safely cared for at home and have their discharge expedited.
The team is based in 2 hospitals:
Who to refer for ESD:
This service is for patients registered with a Liverpool with an acute exacerbation of COPD.
This 7 day service operates 8am - 8pm, accepting referrals from colleagues within secondary and primary care setting at any time during the patients stay aiming to avoid hospital admission or reduce length of stay.
Service Aims to:
The contact details for CRT team in each acute hospital are:
Aintree University Hospital (UHA)
Tel: 0151 529 2514
Fax: 0151 529 2915
Royal Liverpool University and Broadgreen Hospital Trust (RLUBHT)
Tel: 0151 706 2047
Fax:0151 706 2017
Conforming to national guidelines the team will provide COPD Optimisation to all patients who have been under the HAH or ESD service following an exacerbation of COPD.
Complex patients can also be referred for appointments within community clinics with one of the Advanced Respiratory Nurse Practitioners or with one of the Chest Consultants covering the service.
The team also provides a two week follow up Optimisation appointment to complex patients who have been discharged from University Hospital Aintree or Royal Liverpool Hospital following a COPD exacerbation admission.
This Optimisation is primarily to maximise the patients understanding of their condition, what COPD means to them and how it affects their day to day life. By identifying a patients level of understanding the practitioner can steer a productive session with the ultimate aim of inducing positive changes in behavior to improve quality of life and outcomes. The Optimisation strives to develop patients self-management skills and empower patients and carers to make informed decisions about their care.
We help patients identify individual goals and discuss possible strategies to help them achieve these.
The Optimisation offers numerous services including:
The Optimisation generates appropriate and timely referrals including:
The team also provides education and training to other allied health professionals and colleagues caring for patients with COPD, this can be provided on an individual or group basis.
This service is currently available for patients registered with a Liverpool GP.
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