NHS RightCare launches COPD pathway

Monday, January 8, 2018

NHS RightCare today launches its latest pathway aimed at addressing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

The pathway sets out to health commissioners and providers how to ensure early detection with accurate diagnosis and optimise long-term management to reduce exacerbations, hospital admissions and premature mortality.

The pathway has been developed by NHS England in collaboration with the British Lung Foundation, the British Thoracic Society, Respiratory Futures, the Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS-UK), and the National COPD Audit Programme:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/rightcare/products/pathways/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-pathway/

Alongside the launch, Professor Mike Morgan, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Respiratory, writes for the NHS Blog, 'Tackling a disease that won't go away': https://www.england.nhs.uk/blog/tackling-a-disease-that-wont-go-away/