The RCP is undertaking a development project to inform the specification of and conduct the foundation work needed for, a national asthma audit in England and Wales.
The project will include development and piloting of core adult and paediatric datasets, and exploration into how primary care will be incorporated to provide a complete picture of the asthma care pathway. The potential for linkage with ambulance, prescribing, pharmacy and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) will also be investigated. Simon Standen MCPara (Consultant Paramedic) is leading on this work on behalf of the College of Paramedics.
Public consultation of the clinical datasets
The clinical datasets (adult and paediatric) are now out for public consultation. The RCP is inviting all organisations, professionals, asthma patients and their families and members of the general public who wish to, to comment on the draft clinical datasets for the National Asthma Audit. These, with accompanying documentation, will be made available on the RCP website (www.rcplondon.ac.uk/naadp) for a three week period. All comments must be received by 5pm, Sunday 20 August 2017.
Recruitment of pilot hospitals is currently underway, with the pilot taking place in autumn 2017. Following the consultation period and the incorporation of any necessary changes, pilot hospitals will test the proposed datasets in an active clinical setting with data being collected at the point of discharge to reduce clinical burden.
If you would like more information about the public consultation or hospital pilot please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Regular project updates are also available via the @RCPLondon, @RCPWales and @NatCOPDAudit twitter accounts and #AsthmaAuditDP.
For further information please go to: www.rcplondon.ac.uk/naadp.