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The section contains guidelines, resources and information related to the management of COPD.

NICE Guideline COPD - CG101

Comprehensive evidence-based guideline produced by NICE for COPD.

NICE Quality Standard COPD - QS10

This quality standard covers the assessment, diagnosis and clinical management of COPD in adults.

Commissioning Guide for COPD

This guide acts as a resource to assist commissioners, clinicians and managers to commission high quality and evidence based COPD services across England.

BTS COPD Discharge Audit Report 2012

Short report from the first BTS National Audit, looking at the discharge of patients from hospital following an emergency admission for AECOPD.

DoH Outcomes Strategy for COPD and Asthma

This 2011 Strategy sets out the outcomes that need to be achieved in COPD/Asthma to deliver on the UK Government’s commitment to improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities.

DoH Outcomes Strategy for COPD and Asthma: Companion Document

Companion Document to NHS Outcomes Strategy in England providing national action plan for COPD and Asthma.

IMPRESS Guide to the relative value of COPD interventions.

A population-based approach to improving outcomes for people with COPD based on the cost of delivering those outcomes.

IMPRESS Publications Page

This page has a number of links to a range of IMPRESS publications, as well as COPD service designs, specifications and examples of good practice.

Living Well with COPD for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Living Well with COPD is a self-management education program developed to help people with COPD. The Living Well with COPD for Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme assists with the delivery of the education component of pulmonary rehabilitation. 

Quick reference Guide: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults in primary and secondary care (2010)

This document outlines a summary of the evidence and best practice in the management of COPD

GOLD COPD website

The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) works with health care professionals and public health officials to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).