Talking of how the group came to be formed Dr Helen Ward, Respiratory Consultant at Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust said: “We’re really pleased to be able to offer this new group in Wolverhampton, following the success of a similar ‘breathing group’ in Coventry. People who attended showed improvements in their wellbeing and felt less isolated". The new group has been made possible thanks to the joint efforts of the Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Compton Hospice, Wolves Community Trust, Age UK Wolverhampton and West Midlands Fire Service.
MAKING WAVES EVALUATION
The focused objectives for people with COPD are: Increased mental well-being, Improved ability to self-manage, Improved take up of low cost/ highly effective treatment e.g. smoking cessation and pulmonary rehabilitation, Emergence of a new model of service and Reduction in unplanned admissions.
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Making Waves is a Health Foundation spreading improvement programme that is being funded and delivered by the West Midlands Regional Respiratory Improvement programme. (Health Foundation is a charity working towards improving the quality of UK Healthcare).