RightBreathe is a website and accompanying app designed specifically to inform the selection, prescribing, and on-going use of inhalers. Development was supported and continues to be managed by NHS London Procurement Partnership.

The aim of RightBreathe is to optimise the choice and use of medicines in this increasingly complicated area. It has been developed by NHS GPs and Pharmacists in conjunction with user testing by patients and expert clinicians. RightBreathe covers each and every inhaler and spacer device licensed in the UK for treating asthma and COPD. It presents specific, tailored information on each option in a standardised format and of assured quality. RightBreathe enables clinicians to search and filter the options to suit individual circumstances and patients’ needs. It also maps all of the available options against local (London), national, and international prescribing pathways, hence reducing the complexity of decision making for the clinician.

RightBreathe presents its content through the website, as well as through a mobile device application (available for iOS and Android); the RightBreathe app includes features developed specifically to support patients with their ongoing adherence with inhaled therapy.

RightBreathe is the only freely available tool that contains prescribing information and for every inhaler device available to prescribe in the UK and links to all inhaler technique videos on YouTube. It is anticipated that RightBreathe will reduce the time and effort required by healthcare professionals to understand prescribing options and will provide them with a resource to which they can direct patients in order to help them optimise their own inhaler technique. The net impact of this should be that more patients are prescribed the inhaler that’s most appropriate for their unique needs at every stage of disease, and an improvement in inhaler technique and adherence. This should culminate in better clinical outcomes, better quality of life for patients with respiratory disease and better value for money for the health economy.

To explore RightBreathe yourself go to www.rightbreathe.com. The apps can be downloaded from the App store or GooglePlay.

Please contact Matthew Harrison, Principal Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist, at matthew.harrison@lpp.nhs.uk with any queries.