Meet the Richard Driscoll Memorial Award winner of 2021

Published: 26 Sep 2022

As the deadline to submit entries to the Richard Driscoll Memorial Award gets closer, we speak to Rachel Andrews, Deputy Programme Manager for the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP) and last year’s winner to find out what winning the Richard Driscoll Memorial Award meant to the team.

“We were delighted to be awarded the Richard Driscoll Memorial Award for 2021. With the support of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and Asthma and Lung UK, we work hard to engage with people with asthma and COPD and their carers to ensure they have a clear voice in all that we do, and we were delighted to have it recognised in this way. The children and young people’s panel were overwhelmed to have been part of the winning group.

It’s great to know that people really do value the opinion of children.”
RCPCH children and young people patient panel member on being told they were part of the winning submission

“We understand that PPIE is an important and integral part of working to improve asthma and COPD care and we have used the feedback received to inform our work going forward. Finally, we wouldn’t be able to do this without the support of RCPCH, Asthma and Lung UK and all our patient and carer volunteers – for this we thank them. They are such an important part of what we do.”

NACAP were commended for their work to involve people of all ages in their audit, as well as going into the community to seek input from those who use services.

Read their award winning case study here.

 Find out more about the Richard Driscoll Memorial Award here