The Community Respiratory Team supports patients living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in their own homes. They work with patients to improve self-management of their condition, enabling activity and enhanced quality of life when living with this long term condition.
The project has resulted in shorter hospital stays, due to home based rehabilitation for COPD patients.
A new service was established in 2011 to manage Home Oxygen across Grampian. The multi-professional team provides all home oxygen (except for paediatric and cluster headache) based on a clinical need and risk management approach, and liaises with secondary and primary care. The revised service has demonstrated monthly cost improvements of £15 – 20k per month.
The Botulinum Toxin-A (BTX-A) service in Fife provides management of focal spasticity for children with cerebral palsy (CP). Established in 2009, development of the service has allowed injections to be delivered through both general and topical anaesthetic. This has allowed flexibility and choice for the child/family, better meeting the individual needs of the child. Service user satisfaction is high and the development has demonstrated cost savings.