Services Database Inhaler Technique Review & Training

Service ID

18633

Description

This service aims to improve the management of patients with respiratory conditions, by trained pharmacists undertaking targeted inhaler technique training to ensure that patients use inhalers correctly.

Interventions made as part of an inhaler technique check may, but not exclusively include: 

  • advice on inhaler usage aiming to develop improved adherence;
  • effective use of regular inhalers;
  • effective use of ‘when required’ inhalers;
  • ensuring appropriate use of different inhaler type;
  • identification of the need for a change of inhaler type to facilitate effective use; and
  • appropriate referral to GP or nurse prescriber.

 Pharmacists should target patients who have been prescribed an inhaler and offer them a review and training in use of their inhaler.

Location of service

Doncaster LPC

Commissioner

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Respiratory

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Pharmacists must attend the inhaler technique workshops (or equivalent that have been accredited by the Local Professional Network).

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