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ED and COPD networks

We have been supporting acute trusts across the region to improve the safety and patient outcomes by effectively and rapidly sharing, adopting and spreading evidence-based interventions, products and tools.

In order to facilitate some of this work, we have convened two networks:

The UCLPartners Emergency Department Network

The Emergency Departments (ED) network aims to improve the safety of patients attending emergency departments by providing opportunities for ED multidisciplinary teams across the region to collaborate, network and share learning. The Network was established in July 2019 with a current focus on using the new ED Checklist. The Network’s clinical lead is Anna Swift, Senior ED Matron at UCLH, and is open to all grades and professions, individuals or teams working in or alongside EDs.

For any further information please contact Valentina.Karas@uclpartners.com

The UCLPartners COPD Discharge Bundle Collaborative

This collaborative aims to improve the safety of patients who are admitted to hospital following an exacerbation of their COPD, focusing on the utilisation of the COPD discharge bundle.

This collaborative involves respiratory teams in hospitals from our region who care for patients with COPD, providing opportunities for collaboration, peer support, and sharing of learning.

The clinical lead for this collaborative is Dr Swapna Mandal, Respiratory Consultant from the Royal Free London and is open to all professionals, individuals and teams working with COPD patients in the inpatient setting.

For further information please contact Alexandra.Hellyer@uclpartners.com