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The COPD (Chronic Obstructive
Pulmonary Disorder) Team strives to improve the quality of life for patients
with COPD through the delivery of evidenced based quality care and
education. The team offers support to patients with COPD throughout the
NHS North East Essex area.
What do we do?
Where is the service provided from?
The service covers the
catchment area of NHS North East Essex. Most of our work is done in patients' homes.
When is the service provided?
How do I access the service?
referrals are accepted from hospital medical staff, nurses and GPs. Once
patients are known to the COPD service, we operate an 'open door policy', which
means patients can contact the COPD Team directly with any queries during
To refer a patient, click the icon below to access the Community Gateway.
COPD Information for Healthcare Professionals
COPD EDUCATION (COPD
Information website for patients & Healthcare Professionals)
Respiratory Data website (compare your locality!):
INHALE Website (Data
NICE COPD Guidelines Oct 2010
An Outcome Strategy for COPD & Asthma (DH, 2011)
NEEMMC COPD Medicine Management Guidelines (NEECCG)
Spirometry Best Practice Guidance (PCC, 2013)
NICE Quality Standards for COPD (NICE, 2011)
is Pulmonary Rehabilitation
COPD Information for patients & carers:
BLF & Breathe Easy Support Groups
Information Leaflets (for printing):
COPD Action Plan (Card for patients guiding them what actions
to take in case of exacerbations)
Sputum Clearance leaflet
What is a COPD Exacerbation?
Lung Disease & Air Travel
How positions can help your
Using a fan to help your breathlessness
How breathing exercises can help your breathlessness
What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?