Policy paper

Strategy For Services For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) In England - Consultation Document

This publication was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

Documents for the strategy for services for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) consultation including impact assessments.

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Strategy For Services For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) In England - Consultation Document

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Consultation Impact Assessment

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Equality Impact Assessment

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Since 2005 the Department of Health, the NHS, patients, clinicians and other key stakeholders have been working together to identify the best ways to improve care and outcomes for those with COPD and to reduce the overall prevalence of the disease.

Our aim is to produce a strategy that will:

  • ensure that everyone diagnosed with COPD receives equitable, responsive, high quality and effective provision of health and social care services from the right person, at the right time, in the right place, that are cost effective and provide good value for money for taxpayers
  • advise how local communities can prevent people getting COPD, understand the risks of having poor lung health, secure improvements to the diagnosis and care of people with the disease, and reduce health inequalities
  • support people with COPD and their carers by offering practical advice and education on managing their disease.

We also aim to provide advice and support for commissioners, hospitals, general practice, primary care trusts (PCTs) and Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs). All these constituent parts of the NHS must deliver services for COPD while planning, developing and monitoring of services.

Because of the magnitude of the burden of asthma, the strategy for COPD will also contain a section to highlight where there are synergies in the approach to the care of these two conditions and where there are differences. It also highlights aspects of good asthma services.

Consultation on this draft document closed on 6 April 2010.