Increased seasonal demand in respiratory illness

This guide, published by NHSI/NHSE on 13 December 2017, sets out clear recommendations to help acute trusts and community services reduce admissions and support early discharge for patients with respiratory conditions.

This Guide has been endorsed by BTS and can be downloaded here.   

December 2017

The President of the Royal College of Physicians of London has also recently published a report, drawing together recent initiatives by the College and information about what it has done and is doing with regard to the workforce crisis.

BTS members are encouraged to colleagues to write to their CEO with regard to the guidance, and respond to the RCP's winter pressures survey.