What information can be given to involve people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to be able to self-manage their care?

1.2 million people have been diagnosed with COPD (a group of lung conditions which cause difficulty breathing) and more are undiagnosed.

A COPD Care Checklist developed by NHS Redbridge, London, UK aims to inform people with COPD about their treatments to stop their COPD from worsening so avoiding unnecessary and expensive hospital admissions.

The data collection was based on personal data and NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines for the care, tests and interventions that patients with COPD should be receiving.

This work uses data provided by patients and collected by the health professionals as part of the care and support provided.