National COPD Audit
Work on the new national COPD audit will begin in 2013 - more information is available on the RCP London website here.
Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMS)
Developing a Patient Reported Experience Measure for COPD
Report from NECLES HIEC
The Outcomes Strategy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma in England was published on 18 July 2011.
“BTS welcomes the publication of the Outcomes strategy for COPD and Asthma. This has been developed over six years as a collaboration between government, respiratory specialists and patient charities. It is an important document that attaches priority to COPD and Asthma and sets out a framework for the management of these common debilitating conditions. The recommended changes on the organisation and delivery of care are particularly important in this time of NHS reorganisation to guide commissioners towards the correct approach.”
Professor Mike Morgan, Chairman, BTS Executive Committee
Outcomes Strategy document
Assessment of the Impact on Equalities (AIE) document
Response to the Consultation on a Strategy for Services for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in England
DH press release
The contact details for SHA Respiratory leads and support teams can be found here: www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-networks/respiratory-leads/key-documents/contact-details
The NICE Quality Standard for COPD was published on 29 July 2011. It should be considered together with the DH Outcomes Strategy for COPD and Asthma in England' and associated guidance. The quality standard and the Outcomes Strategy are complementary but serve different purposes. The quality standard provides a set of clear statements describing high-quality care within the scope outlined above. It focuses on assessment, diagnosis and the treatment of diagnosed COPD. It is based on current NICE guidance and is consistent with the Outcomes Strategy for the areas it covers.
Information is available on the IMPRESS website which will be of interest to providers and commissioners of COPD care.
Information about the National COPD Resources and Outcomes Project is available here.
Information about the BTS COPD Specialist Advisory Group is available here.