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Theory in Practice Video—Improving the Quality and Carbon Footprint of Asthma Care with Dr Vasumathy Sivarajasingam

In the fourth in a new series of videos, Dr Vasumathy Sivarajasingam and Dr Kevin Fernando discuss better, greener asthma care

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Theory in Practice (TIPs) videos are a new series of interviews in which Dr Kevin Fernando consults healthcare professionals about topical issues in primary care, asking two questions and agreeing two key take-home messages.

Key: SABA=short-acting beta agonist; MDI=metered-dose inhaler; DPI=dry-powder inhaler

In this TIPs video, Dr Kevin Fernando interviews Dr Vasumathy Sivarajasingam about the quality and environmental impact of asthma care in the UK, asking two questions:

  • what challenges are UK healthcare professionals currently facing in the management of asthma?
  • what steps can primary care practitioners take to improve the carbon footprint of asthma care?
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Note: At the time of publication (July 2023), some of the drugs discussed in this article did not have UK marketing authorisation for the indications discussed. Prescribers should refer to the individual summaries of product characteristics for further information and recommendations regarding the use of pharmacological therapies. For off-licence use of medicines, the prescriber should follow relevant professional guidance, taking full responsibility for the decision. Informed consent should be obtained and documented. See the General Medical Council’s Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices for further information.

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Read Dr Vasumathy Sivarajasingam's related article on developing a greener practice.

Top Tips: Developing a Greener Practice

Dr Vasumathy Sivarajasingam sets out 12 top tips on adopting more environmentally friendly and sustainable practices in primary care

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