Implementation of Inhaler Switching Approaches in Primary Care for Asthma and COPD
In 2019, the NHS became the first healthcare system to commit to reaching net zero carbon emissions.1 Whilst the commitment to become net zero is extremely positive, achieving sustainable healthcare without compromising patient care requires careful thought and consideration. One of the key strategies to help achieve a “net zero NHS” has been to reduce the use of pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) and replacing these with lower carbon footprint inhalers such as dry powder inhalers (DPIs), wherever appropriate.
In this webinar, Dr Andy Whittamore explores the practical implementation of the different approaches to inhaler device switching from the perspective of a primary care physician, with consideration of the potential consequences on patient care of each approach.
1. NHS Long Term Plan. Available at https://www.longtermplan.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/nhs-long-term-plan-version-1.2.pdf
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Dr Andy Whittamore
General Practitioner with Special Interest (GPwSI)