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Quality Improvement

National Respiratory Support Audit

The BTS Respiratory Support Audit is the first national audit of enhanced respiratory care for acute hospitals in the UK. It builds from the previous BTS Acute Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) Audits and a successful pilot Respiratory Support Audit in 2021-22. The Respiratory Support Audit ran from 1 February – 31 March 2023, with a data entry period of 1 February - 30 June 2023.

The audit has two parts:

  • An organisational questionnaire – one record for each participating site on available resources and organisation of care.
  • A patient questionnaire – one record per patient.

The reports on the findings of both the organisational and patient questionnaires can be found below, alongside an executive summary and infographics.

Also below can be found the datasheets and protocol for the audit, plus the report of the 2022 pilot.


June 2024