RBH designed an online distant learning CF course and also a one week on site course. The online course was designed for all CF medical professionals including doctors, physios, dieticians, nurse specialists and pharmacists. Anyone who passed the course became eligible for an onsite internship of about 2 weeks’ duration. At the 2014 July meeting between Royal Brompton Hospital and Child Health International it was proposed that the online course should be translated into Russian.
Ostrova took on the role of promoting the course by publicity and additionally Ostrova paid the course fee of £350 to anyone that passed the course. Uptake was generally poor, the reason for which has been difficult to acertain.
The online course has since been updated and the revised course yet to be translated. Child Health International is currently considering how to improve this service and create a resource that will be more widely utilised.