The Home Oxygen Assessment Service is currently commissioned by NHS Tees Valley CCG (all areas except Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees), NHS Sunderland CCG, NHS County Durham CCG, NHS South Tyneside CCG and the Gateshead locality of Newcastle and Gateshead CCG from Air Liquide.
The current service model focuses on oxygen prescription and ongoing assessment of oxygen need. A typical pathway incorporates an initial assessment, reviews at four weeks, three months and six months and annual reviews thereafter.
It is expected that the majority of patients on long term oxygen are also supported by community respiratory teams, leading to two independent teams supporting this group of patients and potential duplication therefore of clinical activity, or not making best use of clinical time whilst supporting individual patients.
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