A Simple Sustainability Audit - would you like to join us?

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Dear Colleague, 

We are organising a national audit sustainable respiratory care project and we would like to invite you to collaborate. All of the information is in the attached pdf project plan and key points are summarised below. 

What would taking part involve? 

We will provide you with a questionnaire for you to undertake with at least 20 patients in your hospital. The questionnaire is an 'inhaler audit proforma’ which explores patients preferences with regards to inhalers. 

Who are we looking for? 

We are looking for health professionals working in secondary care (ie. hospitals). The minimum requirement is two people from any hospital, one of whom must be a senior clinician (consultant, respiratory specialist nurse or specialist respiratory registrar). All healthcare professionals working in secondary care are invited to apply, including physician associates, pharmacists, respiratory nurses, physiotherapists and doctors.

How much time will it take? 

The time commitment is approximately 6 hours over three months. 

What will I get out of this? 

This is an opportunity to contribute to reducing the carbon impact of the NHS. If you’re looking for an audit project for your portfolio, you can join this national audit which is well organised and manageable within a short timeframe. We will support you to present your data locally and  can support you in developing improvements and changes in your own setting.  

All those who submit data from 20 questionnaires will be acknowledged in presentations of the findings.  

You can connect with colleagues around the country who are keen to

What next? 

If you’re interested – please register your interest in this form by Friday 10th September 2021. 

We are hosting an information webinar on September 16th from 1-2pm and 7-8pm (you only need to attend once). We will send the details of the webinar to everyone who fills in the above form. 

A second webinar on September 23rd (again from 1-2pm and 7-8pm you only need to attend one) will discuss the ‘inhaler audit proforma’ in detail. Please keep this date free in your diaries. 

Any questions? 

Email us on sustainablerespiratorycare@outlook.com  

 Many thanks and best wishes,

The Sustainable Respiratory Care QI team 

Dr Lewis Standing – Respiratory Registrar, Newcastle Hospitals 

Alice Fitzpatrick – Physician Associate, Newcastle University & Easington PCN 

Joseph McElvaney - Medical student, Newcastle University  

Maria van Hove – Academic Public Health Registrar, University of Exeter 

Anya Gopfert – Public Health Registrar, University of Exeter 

Dr Sarah Walpole – Infectious Disease Registrar, Newcastle hospitals  


Email: sustainablerespiratorycare@outlook.com

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