What is OPC Tools?
OPC Tools is a bespoke primary care respiratory patient management tool. The tool is part of the Optimum Patient Care (OPC) clinical review service provided to general practices at no cost. The tool has been developed to support practices to review their clinical data to help optimise the care and management of patients with asthma and COPD and to improve patient outcomes.
The tool is accompanied by tailored practice reports for child asthma, adult asthma and COPD. Practices also have the opportunity to access expert clinical advice from OPC’s team of leading respiratory experts, as well as opportunities to participate in education workshops informed by their own data.
Some key features of OPC Tools include:
- Risk stratification – help reduce exacerbations and hospital attendance/admission
- Diagnosis and case finding – to improve prevalence and appropriate treatment
- Disease symptoms and control status – targeted intervention and appropriate referral
- Individual patient reports with recommendations – for targeted individual patient care
- Therapy status and overview – for appropriate treatment and cost savings from avoiding inappropriate treatment
- Personalised feedback for patients – to help with patient self-management
OPC Tools is freely available to all GP practices who receive the OPC clinical review service. To use OPC Tools, GP practices must:
- Complete and sign OPC service agreement
- Agree to contribute anonymised data to OPC Research Database (OPCRD) for ethically approved research
- Agree to and provide remote access for software installation for de-identified GP data extraction to generate OPC Tools reports
An example of our COPD patient level reports on OPC tools
An example of our Asthma patient level report on OPC tools.
For a detailed step by step on how to use OPC tools and how to access your patient level reports please call our operational team on our dedicated phone line who will be on hand to assist you with any questions you may have.
We always recommend booking an appointment in as this can take up to 30 minutes.