Pfizer

The Primary Care Respiratory Academy, improving best practice in respiratory care, is an exciting new long-term educational initiative developed through a partnership between Cogora and the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK, and funding provided by Pfizer.

Objectives

The overall objective of the Primary Care Respiratory Academy is to improve the nation’s health by educating and supporting GPs and nurses in the best practice of respiratory care, including evidence-based diagnosis and management.

The Academy aims to achieve this through the delivery of two main initiatives; a UK-wide roadshow of education events and a series of online case-based learning modules to be hosted on the Academy’s digital hub.

Our approach

Between May and June 2016, we delivered 20 roadshow events at key cities and towns across the UK. Each day long meeting was presented by an expert faculty of primary care respiratory specialists and consisted of a combination of plenary sessions and interactive case-based workshops, helping ensure maximum audience engagement.

A total of twelve CPD modules are set to be rolled out throughout the year on the Academy’s website, on topics including childhood wheeze and asthma self-management.

Outcome

  • 1,243 roadshow attendees
  • 12 CPD modules

The roadshow meetings saw a total attendance of 1,243 primary care respiratory specialists, comprising mostly of GPs and nurses. Feedback received from delegates has been extremely positive, with 95% giving a high overall rating of 7 or more out 10 and with 88% saying that the presentations and workshops would impact their approach to respiratory care in their practices.

In addition, both the speakers and the Editorial Board at PCRS-UK are equally as pleased with the outcome and together are now planning a second year of roadshows events.

CPD module completions will be monitored going forward and a robust, multi-channelled marketing campaign that will help maximise uptake amongst our primary care community.