IPCRG education strategy 2014-2020
IPCRG's Strategy builds on its literature review about what educational interventions are effective to improve respiratory health and presents a plan to 2020
Literature review published in PCRJ (Blog post and link to paper published 2012)
As part of its Educational Strategy the IPCRG runs Teach the Teacher programmes to equip national primary care teachers with the skills to design and teach relevant programmes.
In January 2015, the U-BIOPRED consortium members IPCRG and EFA brought together clinical colleagues from eight EU countries for a two day 'Teach the Teacher: Difficult to Manage Asthma workshop in Rome. The aim was to build their ability to teach other clinical colleagues the key messages concerning severe asthma. This included how to use and adapt existing IPCRG resources for local use. The expert speakers coached attendees to design and plan national educational programmes for clinicians. These local programmes were delivered in 2015-16, with support and funding from UBIOPRED and IPCRG.
Abstracts were accepted for two conferences in 2016.
Global Bridges project
Global Bridges project: teaching colleagues about treating tobacco dependence in the context of lung health. Resources include flipcharts, posters and handouts.
E-Quality is the IPCRG’s flagship educational programme, building capacity of its network/ member countries and evaluating impact. Based on a published scoping exercise and literature review of educational interventions that support clinical behaviour change and contribute to improved health outcomes, we developed criteria for the IPCRG E-Quality awards.
We provide mentoring support and seed funding for small-scale educational projects in member countries and have supported seven projects since E-Quality started in 2011.
In 2016 we presented an evaluation of the programme at the THET (Partnerships for Global Health) Conference.
We are often asked for peer-reviewed slides on common respiratory topics. These slides from IPCRG are free to use for IPCRG clinical colleagues. Please always acknowledge IPCRG when using them.
Materials you could use for your presentations
We have a rich supply of presentations from previous conferences for you to use and reference appropriately in your presentations
Respiratory facts and figures
Slide set for White Book (ERS ppt)
General health facts and figures
European Commission and OECD Health at a Glance Europe 2016 including asthma and COPD comparative national data (summaries in 23 languages)
National exemplar programmes
Many of our member countries have internationally renowed programmes to learn from:
Tobacco dependence links