Upcoming webinar with the Primary Care Respiratory Society – 1st December 2020

In association with the Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS), we are delighted to be hosting a new webinar: Re-designing respiratory digital clinical pathways during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Although the virus has been devastating for so many, it has also accelerated development and adoption of technology across many areas of the healthcare system. It has also highlighted challenges and opportunities as we move into a post-pandemic world.

Treatment for patients with lung disease costs the NHS £11 billion annually[1] and with the increased spotlight on respiratory care due to the impact of COVID-19, looking for new ways to embed digital clinical pathways to care for patients with respiratory disease has taken on a new importance.

Date: Tuesday 1st December

Time: 7pm – 8pm

In this insightful webinar, respiratory nurse specialist Vicky McKelvie, will delve deeper into the successes, challenges and barriers faced by Professor Sudip Ghosh, Associate Medical Director, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and Dr Noel O’Kelly, Clinical Director, Spirit Digital when embedding technology in respiratory clinical pathways. They will share their experiences of being at the forefront of remote healthcare delivery in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

Panel members will include:


Vikki Knowles

Vikki Knowles is a Respiratory Nurse Specialist with 30 years’ experience across primary and secondary care. She has just left Guildford and Waverley CCG where she was the Respiratory Nurse Consultant, leading on respiratory projects reviewing management of patients with respiratory disease to ensure that this was in line with current best practice. Vikki is now working as an Independent Respiratory Nurse Consultant and with Respiricare Ltd providing respiratory education across KSS.

Dr Noel O'Kelly

Dr Noel O’Kelly is a retired GP, after joining Spilsby Surgery in 1990. He has an interest in long-term conditions, and in particular a special interest in respiratory medicine for which he has won awards at national level. Noel was Associate Medical Director at Leicester Partnership NHS Trust, and is now Clinical Director at Spirit Digital, having a passion for digital technology and recognising its benefits with clinical pathways.

Sudip Ghosh

Professor Sudip Ghosh

Sudip Ghosh is a practising GP and retired Consultant Cardiologist in the UK; working in Leicestershire. He is also currently the Associate Medical Director of Community Health Services for Leicestershire Partnership Trust. He is a Professor of Medicine and Education at the Leicester School of Allied Health Sciences, UK. His research passion is within Chronic Disease service development and to date he has authored over 80 research and conference publications.

Why join?

  • Find out how Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have embedded CliniTouch Vie remote monitoring technology to monitor patients with long-term conditions at home, track potential deterioration, support patient’s self-management and use of video calls to improve safety for patients and clinicians
  • Understand a GP perspective of how the use of technology is improving access to primary care for care home residents, and providing a safe way for carers and clinicians to manage patients during COVID-19
  • Explore how location-based satellite air quality data is empowering patients to help them make better decisions about how they manage their day.

Who is it for?

Clinical Leads, Medical Directors, Transformation Leads, CIOs, CTOs, CCIOs or anyone interested in implementing a new digital pathway at an individual trust or across an ICS, STP, CCG or PCN.

Book your place

Places are limited so please book your place now!  

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please email us at info@spirit-digital.co.uk

“Digital technology to enhance care is the key to remotely connecting clinical staff with the most at-risk patients and delivering care to them whilst they are in the safety of their own homes.”

– Professor Sudip Ghosh, Clinical Director for Research and Specialist Services, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

[1] https://www.blf.org.uk/your-stories/counting-the-cost-of-lung-disease#:~:text=The%20results%20are%20striking.,working%20days%20lost%20to%20illness.