Respiratory Tracker: eHCPs call for a national vaccine program to address RSV among UK infants

21.03.2024 | Tracker

Respiratory Tracker: eHCPs call for a national vaccine program to address RSV among UK infants

Between 21 February and 20 March 2024, CREATION Pinpoint® tracked the conversations of UK online healthcare professionals (eHCPs) discussing respiratory diseases on X (Twitter). We analysed 2,529 posts discussing respiratory diseases by 1,051 eHCPs.

On the 1st of March, campaigns urging the public to sign petitions demanding RSV vaccination programmes drove the online respiratory conversation among healthcare professionals. eHCPs prompted The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) members to sign an open letter to the UK government to invest in this important programme. The campaign published by the RCPCH was shared 63 times by eHCPs in the UK.  

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was key for eHCPs discussing respiratory illnesses between February and March in the UK. The hashtag #COPD was used 85 times; eHCPs, including professor and cardiologist Chris P Gale, stressed the importance of cardiopulmonary risks, highlighting the need for guidelines and broader perspectives in the care of COPD patients. Other eHCPs in the conversation, such as respiratory consultant nurse Dr Karen Marshall, drew attention to the difficulty in recruiting COPD patients for clinical trials.  

February’s respiratory tracker showed eHCPs in the UK were passionate about guidelines and treatment of asthma. On 29th February, in response to updated guidelines from the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), eHCPs were prompted to discuss asthma treatment. Several eHCPs reposted guidance directly from GINA to educate peers.

Each month, we track the eHCP conversation relating to respiratory disease. You can read other editions in the Respiratory Tracker archive .

You can also keep updated with other pharmaceutical tracking updates, including how eHCPs engage with Top 50 pharma and the product approvals that are catching their attention.  To receive updates straight to your inbox you can sign up for our monthly eJournal with our latest HCP insights. 

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  • CREATION Pinpoint® was used to analyse 2,529 mentions on X from 1,051 HCPs in the UK discussing respiratory disease and related terms, between 21 February 2024 and 20 March 2024.


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