National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme

The National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP) commenced on 1 March 2018 and will run until 2023. NACAP is led by the Royal College of Physicians and will continue the work of the National COPD Audit Programme. The British Thoracic Society is a partner in both programmes.

NACAP will involve continuous audits of secondary care and pulmonary rehab in England, Scotland and Wales, together with biennial snapshot audits of service organisation. Primary care data on asthma and COPD will also be collected from Wales. 

COPD - continuous audit since February 2017

Adult asthma - continuous audit from November 2018

Paediatric asthma - continuous audit from June 2019

Pulmonary rehabilitation - continuous audit from March 2019 

Further information on the NACAP programme is available at or contact the NACAP team on or 020 3075 1502.  

BTS national asthma audits

BTS has offered national audits for adult and paediatric asthma as part of its current audit programme for well over 10 years, and for over 10 years before that, in different formats.  There are no plans to offer the national BTS adult or paediatric audits in future, in view of the advent of the new NACAP programme, which will cover England, Wales and Scotland.  Registered users of the BTS audit system will be able to use the BTS asthma audits on a local basis until the end of 2018, and will also retain access to copies of the past reports from the BTS asthma audits for their own institutions.