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Patient involvement and support

We want to make sure that people living with asthma and COPD receive the best possible care and have the best possible health. We work closely with patients to make sure our audit programme focuses on improvement targets in the areas most important to people living with asthma and COPD.

Our work with patients

NRAP have established two vibrant patient panels. The first, hosted by Asthma + Lung UK, represents adults with COPD and/or asthma who may also be carers. The second, hosted by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) represents children and young people with asthma, as well as parents and carers. The patient panels meet regularly online to share their priorities for respiratory care and discuss how they think NRAP can best educate and empower both patients with respiratory disease and those responsible for the care that they receive.

Support and resources for patients

NRAP work with patients to co-create resources to help people living with asthma and COPD understand our improvement work and know how to access the best possible care.

You can refer to our jargon buster to help you understand some of the medical and audit terms used on our website and in our reports.

Pulmonary rehabilitation

Audit information for patients 

Useful links

  • Asthma + Lung UK Patient Passport - The COPD patient passport can help you to find out whether you're receiving the care you're entitled to, and what to do if not. 
  • Respiratory Futures - Information and advice for people living with lung conditions, including multi-lingual information. 
  • Healthy London Partnership - Resources to support children and young people with asthma, their parents and carers.