Dr Vince Mak speaks about value in respiratory prescribing

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Vince Mak's talk presents an important opportunity to reduce environmental harm from use (and over-use) of respiratory inhalers, which have a huge carbon footprint due to the use of HFC propellants:

Dr Vince Mak, Consultant Physician in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine North West London Hospitals Trust; NHS London Respiratory Team Responsible Respiratory Prescribing Lead answers the question how can we improve the value created for patients, hospitals and the healthcare system by prescribing more responsibly? He highlights the very high cost of inhaled medicines to the NHS and to hospitals; patient safety issues and the responsibility hospital prescribers should hold when they initiate or maintain without challenge poor value inhaled therapy.

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NHS London Respiratory Team Conference

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October, 2012

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  • event recording
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