IPCRG has issued a new Desktop Helper on providing personalised care to adults with asthma to coincide with World Asthma Day. The Desktop Helper provides practical advice for clinicians working in primary care. Personalised care identifies what is most important to each person and ensures that they receive care designed for their individual needs and preferences. By providing personalised care, clinicians can support patients to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their own health. This is particularly important as evidence shows that patients’ ability to manage their asthma has a major impact on their outcomes including asthma control, exacerbations, hospital admissions and quality of life.
IPCRG developed the Desktop Helper with primary care experts with experience of asthma care, including GPs, nurses, pharmacists, health economists and patients. It is available at www.ipcrg.org/personalisation. GlaxoSmithKline funded the experience-led care meeting, writing & production.