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The vision for the Morecambe Bay Respiratory Network (MBRN) is simple – to dramatically improve care for patients with respiratory disease in Morecambe Bay with a seamless, integrated care pathway.

Focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory conditions such as Asthma, COPD, Interstitial Lung Disease and Bronchiectasis the MBRN is developing care pathways which span primary, community and secondary care to provide seemless care for our patients.

The Network is based around the Primary Care Integrated Care Communities (ICC’s) which form the backbone of the local health and care system in Morecambe Bay.  We are increasing investment in GP surgeries and community teams to enhance their capacity, skills and knowledge to priovide better care to patients with respiratory conditions.

For our patients we want to see better access to high-quality diagnosis and timely access to the evidence-based therapies. Personalised self-care advice and management plans will be given to patients, consistent across all services and targetting the symptoms and issues which matter most to them. 

For the staff involved with the MBRN we are developing ways of working which will lead to a closer and more collaborative relationship across the different teams.  We see MDT's, joint education programmesand shared resources as key to this.

The MBRN is a model of care which seeks to drive up quality for the benefit of our patients but also provide a better and more enjoyable way of working for all the staff out there at the coalface.

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NHS Morecambe Bay Respiratory Network

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