Current and future projects

2018/9Ward-based High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen – the South-West experience

 43 medical inpatients and 76 ITU patients were recruited from 9 centres across our region.

 The overall 30 day mortality following start of HFNO was 37% for medical inpatients and 28% for ITU

 86% had an escalation status recorded before commencing HFNO

 Mortality associated with HFNO therapy in our study is similar to mortality of patients commenced on NIV (35%) which should inform clinical decision making, discussions and escalation planning.

Contributors: Ryan Miller (Barnstaple), Alison Kent (Bath), Jennifer Rossdale (BRI), Frances Rickard (Cheltenham), Kate Cockcroft (Exeter), Phil Mitchelmore (Exeter), Imran Howell (Plymouth), Lou Anning (Plymouth), Rachel Jones (Southmead), Hina Iftikar (Swindon), George Bardsley (Swindon), Hugh Welch (Taunton) , Hazel Morrison (Taunton), Alex Dipper (Taunton)

2019/20pleural procedures questionnaire – Submitted to Winter BTS 2020, accepted for poster presentation Fri 19th Feb 2021. Many thanks to all who took part in this study – please speak to your trust lead for WPBAs for your involvement or email for a certificate to go in your portfolio.

Contributors: Ben Rowlands (Barnstaple), Imran Howell (Bath), Giles Dixon (BRI), Hina Iftikhar (Cheltenham), Rebecca Wollerton (Exeter), Alex Dipper (Southmead), Cat Coombs (Swindon), Adriana Pereira (Swindon), Caroline McKerr (Taunton), Ryan Miller (Torbay)

Jan-Jun 2020SWIPE – empyema cohort study. Accepted for poster presentation Winter BTS 2020. Led by David Arnold, pleural fellow at NBT. Please contact for further information

Contributors: Giles Dixon, Elaine Teh, Ryan Miller, Steve Walker, Hem Rai, Catharine Pearce, Ben Rowlands, Ollie D’Arcy, Imran Howell, Piers Dixey, Jennifer Rossdale, Hina Iftikhar, Cat Coombs, Alex Dipper, Jon Noble, Hazel Morrison

Mar – Jun 2020CPAP use in COVID-19 – Accepted for spoken presentation Winter BTS 2020. Email for more information

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