Table 1.

Clinicians responsible for initiating and changing inhalers

Stated that they are responsible for initiating inhalers, n (%)Stated that they are responsible for changing inhalers, n (%)Feel confident to assess a patient's inhaler technique, n (%)
Respiratory physicians (consultant or SpR), n=1210 (83.3)12 (100.0)12 (100.0)
Other consultant doctors (or equivalent level), n=83 (37.5)3 (37.5)5 (62.5)
Junior doctors (excluding foundation doctor / respiratory SpR), n=328 (25.0)7 (21.9)20 (62.5)
Foundation doctors, n=214 (19.0)5 (23.8)16 (76.2)
Pharmacists, n=223 (13.6)8 (36.4)16 (72.7)
Other (two nurses, one physician associate and four other physicians), n=72 (28.6)3 (42.9)3 (42.9)
Total, n=10230 (29.4)38 (37.3)72 (70.6)
  • SpR = specialty registrar.