COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, describes a group of lung conditions that make it difficult to empty air out of the lungs because the airways have become narrowed.

See: British Lung Foundation COPD https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/copd/what-is-copd

Surrey Prescribing Advisory Database (PAD)

The PAD is an innovative resource which can be accessed by healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care and by patients. The PAD provides guidance and key information on medicines use within Surrey. https://surreyccg.res-systems.net/PAD/

NICE

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (All NICE products) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/conditions-and-diseases/respiratory-conditions/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease

NICE impact respiratory conditions (2020) https://www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do/into-practice/measuring-the-use-of-nice-guidance/impact-of-our-guidance/nice-impact-respiratory-conditions (Highlights progress made by the health and care system in implementing NICE guidance on respiratory conditions. Includes: Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD))

NG114 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (acute exacerbation): antimicrobial prescribing (2018) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng114

NG115 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s: diagnosis and management (2019) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng115

NG168 COVID-19 rapid guideline: community-based care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (2020) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng168

Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (2021) https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease/

NHS RightCare Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Pathway https://www.england.nhs.uk/rightcare/products/pathways/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-pathway/

BMJ Best Practice 

Point of care tool. Requires an NHS OpenAthens account for access - self-register here https://openathens.nice.org.uk/

Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Last update May 2021) https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/8

Guidelines Managing malnutrition in COPD (Last updated Jan 2020) https://www.guidelines.co.uk/respiratory/managing-malnutrition-in-copd/455159.article

Scottish Government

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): best practice guide (2017) https://www.gov.scot/publications/copd-best-practice-guide/

University Modules

Rotherham Respiratory (15 hours / £360) This professional education module aims to give students an understanding of the foundations of COPD care.https://rotherhamrespiratory.com/lungs-courses/copd-foundation-course-online/

Principles of COPD for Professional Practice Short Course L5/Enhancing COPD Care in Professional Practice Short Course L6 Multi-professional COPD for Professional Practice Short Course is accredited by the University of Hertfordshire. https://www.educationforhealth.org/learn-with-us/academic-courses/undergraduate-short-courses/copd/

New Bucks University:https://www.bucks.ac.uk/courses/short/respiratory-care

Brighton University: https://www.brighton.ac.uk/studying-here/find-a-course/cpe-in-health-sciences/index.aspx

Other:

RCGP Learning Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/info.php?id=38

e-LfH COPD (from NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries) https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/626593

NHSX Respiratory digital playbook https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/key-tools-and-info/digital-playbooks/respiratory-digital-playbook/ (How to use digital ways of working to improve outcomes for patients)

Includes: Respiratory pathway https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/key-tools-and-info/digital-playbooks/respiratory-digital-playbook/respiratory-pathway/

Primary Care respiratory Academy – 1 hour (sign up to website) This case-based module will guide you through the latest evidence in managing comorbidities in COPD. https://respiratoryacademy.co.uk/clinical/cpd-modules/management-of-comorbidities-in-copd/

Primary Care Training Centre- Asthma & COPD for HCAs https://www.primarycaretraining.co.uk/product/asthma-copd-for-hcas/

RCNI learning (sign up to access) https://rcnilearning.com/online-learning-for-nurses/cpd/diagnosis-assessment-and-management-of-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease/xCWf

Please contact the Training Hub if you would like to discuss funding options

Respiratory forums / Action Learning Sets for your area -Please see the Surrey Training Hub training calendar for dates in your area

Click here to see our Webinars on demand page (respiratory)

Outreach Library Service can identify, collate, and summarise evidence for you, to inform your clinical practice, patient pathways and professional development.  https://future.nhs.uk/surreyheartlands/view?objectID=26431600)

Patient Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease https://patient.info/chest-lungs/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-leaflet

British Lung Foundation COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/copd

NHS Overview - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd/

NHS Your COVID Recovery - Respiratory https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/managing-the-effects/other-conditions/respiratory/

Public Health England

The 2nd Atlas of variation in risk factors and healthcare for respiratory disease in England, 2019 http://tools.england.nhs.uk/images/RespiratoryAtlas/atlas.html

Public Health Profiles - COPD https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/search/COPD

Respiratory disease: applying All Our Health (2019) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/respiratory-disease-applying-all-our-health/respiratory-disease-applying-all-our-health

Respiratory Futures

Interactive Map https://www.respiratoryfutures.org.uk/interactive-map/

Additional Resources

NHS Digital Compendium – Mortality from respiratory disease (July 2021) https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/compendium-mortality/current/mortality-from-respiratory-disease

UK National Screening Committee Adult screening programme - COPD https://view-health-screening-recommendations.service.gov.uk/copd/

Primary Care Respiratory Society Consensus guide to managing COPD (2020) https://www.pcrs-uk.org/resource/pcrs-consensus-guide-managing-copd