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The UK's primary care sustainability network

Resources

All the resources for the different projects in one place.

Education

Watch videos to refresh your knowledge of asthma diagnosis, how to optimise disease control and low carbon inhaler prescribing.

The PCRS Greener Respiratory Healthcare Quality Improvement (QI) toolkit has been developed to support HCPs working in the primary care setting to understand and evaluate the environmental impact of their clinical practice, identify ways to reduce this impact, set goals and priorities and evaluate progress.

IT

Get resources for EMIS and SystmOne created by Primary Care IT, including searches, visibility alerts and an asthma review template. It takes two minutes to request. Remeber to check your ‘junk’ folder for an email from theteam@primarycareit.co.uk

Patient communication

Videos: Asthma airways by Dr Katherine Hickman, GP, onthat explains how preventer inhalers and rescue releiver inhalers work. To promote adherence with preventer inhalers.

Leaflets:

Asthma inhalers: explains how inhalers work and the importance of regular preventer use

Inhalers and the environment: information on good asthma control, device choice and disposal.

Salamol poster: This leaflet may help inform practices if your practice is thinking of changing patients from Ventolin to Salamol to reduce the mean carbon emmissions for salbutaml in line with Network Contract Investment and Impact indicator ES-02 (page 90).

Returning inhalers to pharmacy: This poster developed by Deborah Leese and colleagues in Sheffield can be used to inform patients to return inhalers to their pharmacy.

SMS Templates

Information on good asthma control

SMS 1 of 2:
Good asthma control means you will rarely or never have symptoms.  Learn more here.

SMS 2 of 2:
If you need three or more than salbutamol (blue /reliever) inhalers a year, this could mean your asthma control needs improvement. Book an asthma review to discuss.

AccuRx SMS
Good asthma control means you will rarely or never have symptoms such as wheezing, chest tightness, cough or shortness of breath. Many people don’t realise their treatment could be improved. Learn more here

If you need three or more than salbutamol (blue /reliever) inhalers a year, this could mean your asthma control needs improvement. Book an asthma review to discuss.

Inhalers and the environment

SMS
Did you know that some asthma inhalers are better for the environment? Learn more here. https://www.greenerpractice.co.uk/wp-admin/upload.php?item=1559

Remember to return your used inhalers to the pharmacy for safe disposal. https://www.greenerpractice.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Returning-inhalers-poster-greener-practice-toolkit-v1.1.pdf

AccuRx SMS
Did you know that some asthma inhalers are better for the environment? They may be better for your asthma too. See here

Remember to return your used inhalers to pharmacy for safe disposal. see here

Other

Our run chart tool

Data collection table for Diagnosis project 2

Data collection table for Disease control project 1

Table for Diagnosis project 1