Citations should be made in the following way: Authors. Title. Eur Respir J 2016; 48: Suppl. 60, abstract number.
London Respiratory NetworkSessionChairs:
Stefano Nardini (Vittorio Veneto, TV, Italy), Noel Baxter (London, United Kingdom)Aims:
Although the competence and scope of primary and community care is increasing, the majority of patients in our hospitals today have complex problems that challenge our current ways of working. This symposium draws on the knowledge and experience of the London Respiratory Network, which represents the professionals who are interested in respiratory health in this city of 8 million people. In London, £685 million is spent every year on respiratory care. Despite this, there is still room to improve respiratory outcomes. This session focuses on children and adults with complex needs and provides some scalable exemplars of good practice.Target audience:
All primary and secondary care clinicians who support children and/or adults with complex chronic problems such as disabling breathlessness, multimorbidity, mental health problems, and tobacco dependence. Also invited are clinicians and policy makers who have an interest in population-based medicine and value, in treating tobacco dependence, and in practical examples of integrated care.