Patients with respiratory disease deserve a correct diagnosis and guideline driven care that is standardised, patient focussed and delivered by a healthcare professional with suitable training and experience in a site and timeframe to meet their needs. Sadly, patient groups such as the BLF and Asthma UK have recognised that this is often not the case. The Respiratory Service Framework (RSF) attempts to demonstrate what that excellence is – and how it may be delivered at a population level.
Developed by the PCRS Service Development Committee, the Respiratory Service Framework helps those looking to design a patient focussed respiratory service working across all sectors of out of hospital care to see the ideal components for a given population of patients. It has been designed to be applicable and helpful to those delivery care at a PCN or ICS level.