COPD resources

North & East Devon Formulary and Referral on COPD

The North & East Devon Formulary is produced in collaboration with NEW Devon CCG, Northern Devon Healthcare Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

South & West Devon Formulary and Referral on COPD

The South & West Devon Formulary is produced in collaboration with NEW Devon CCG, South Devon and Torbay CCG, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth Community Health, and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

Please click on either of the pictures above to view the formulary websites

Both Devon formulary and referral promote safe, effective, and economic prescribing in primary and secondary care. Providing guidance on locally recommended drug choices.

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)

The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) works with health care professionals and public health officials around the world to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease. (Information taken from GOLD website)

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) website GOLD ABCD Guidance - Inhaled treatment for COPD: Nothern and Eastern Locality
The below COPD booklet can be completed either electronically or printed off and then handwritten.
Changing inhaled therapy in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) booklet

COPD NICE Guidance

The guideline will assume that prescribers will use a drug's summary of product characteristics to inform decisions made with individual patients.
 
New recommendations have been added on spirometry, assessment of prognostic factors, and to the section on inhaled therapy (which now incorporates the previously separate sections on inhaled bronchodilators, inhaled corticosteroids and inhaled combination therapy).

COPD NICE Guidance

British lung foundation website

British lung foundation is the only UK charity looking after the nation’s lungs. With your support, we’ll make sure that one day everyone breathes clean air with healthy lungs. (Information taken from British lung foundation)

Click on the below link to British lung foundation website.

British lung foundation website

How is your COPD? Take the COPD Assessment Test (CAT)

CAT Test COPD Assessment Test (CAT): Expert guidance on frequently asked questions

Medical Research Council (MRC): Dyspnoea Scale

Link to the MRC Dyspnoea scale

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