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Standards of Care Committee

The Standards of Care Committee has two major responsibilities:

  • Primarily, Guideline development. This involves the development and maintenance of robust systems for the prodcution of the Society's own Guidelines, from assessing the need for a Guideline to the submission for publication, in line with NHS Evidence Accreditation criteria. The scope of this work will involve Guidelines on specific diseases, specific procedures, and on processes of care, plus advice about key messages for dissemination, associated audit tool(s) and patient information. 
  • Production of Quality Standards, based on BTS Guidelines, which aim to provide clinicians, commissioners, planners and patients with a guide to the standards of care that patients with a particular disease/condition should expect, together with measurable markers of good practice. 

An emerging and important are of activity is the production of shorter Clinical Statements in clinically important areas where there may not yet be a lot of evidence. We aim to provide a series of clinical best practice points for the guidance of clinicians. 

The Committee is also tasked with identifying research questions arising from Guidelines and Quality Standards development work and refer these directly to the NIHR Respiratory Specialty Group. 

Dr Luke Howard Chair Declaration of Interest 2019
Mrs Isabelle Babin-Cooper Declaration of Interest 2019
Dr Shaney Barratt Declaration of Interest 2019
Dr David Bellamy Declaration of Interest 2019
Dr Angshu Bhowmik Declaration of Interest 2019
Dr Nicholas Duffy Declaration of Interest 2019
Mrs Sheila Edwards Declaration of Interest 2019
Miss Cassandra Lynch Declaration of Interest 2019
Dr Kenneth Macleod Declaration of Interest 2019
Dr Alexandros Mathioudakis Declaration of Interest 2019
Dr Rahul Mukherjee Declaration of Interest 2019
Dr Crichton Ramsay Declaration of Interest 2019
Professor Stephen Scott Declaration of Interest 2019
Dr Laura Succony Declaration of Interest 2019
Dr Alexandra Teagle Declaration of Interest 2019
Dr Rebecca Thursfield Declaration of Interest 2019