Regional Innovation Fund (RIF)
The Regional Innovation Fund provided support to promote the adoption of innovation and the spread of best practice across the NHS. NHS England took over the management of the RIF in 2013 and ran two consecutive calls for 2013/14 and 2014/15 years funding 87 projects in total. The last funding call for projects closed in May 2014.
|Childhood asthma prevalence and hospitalisation in our local population rates remain high despite the availability of treatments capable of adequately managing the symptoms of the majority of people.|
Asthma UK reports that more than 75% of hospital visits are avoidable. However, many families struggle to manage children’s asthma adequately and consequently suffer unnecessary morbidity. This asthma awareness programme uses medical students to teach school children, predominantly in primary schools, about asthma, aiming to improve awareness and empower school children to recognise the symptoms of asthma using a low cost sustainable education programme.
This is the only asthma education programme in the UK that aims to educate classrooms of children as a whole. Our programme provides an opportunity for asthmatic children and their peers to learn how to appropriately aid a child who is having an asthma attack. The website www.breathingeasy.co.uk supports the programme.
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Award Value: £2,850
Contact Name Jonathan Coppel Email address email@example.com
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