Facilitating heroin smokers’ access to existing community COPD services in Liverpool

This project aims to reduce hospital admissions for heroin users who have developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

MISSION COPD: Modern Innovative SolutionS in Improving Outcomes iN COPD

South east England
MISSION-COPD is an innovative model of COPD assessment and care that aims to identify people with poorly controlled COPD so that they can be diagnosed and treated earlier.

Person-centred approach to health and social care integration

This project from NHS Ayrshire and Arran sought to improve the quality of care and patient experience of people with long-term conditions by gaining insights from patients and clinical teams, and subsequently acting on the results to improve care integration.

Improving the care of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)

South west England
Run by Royal United Hospital, Bath, this project aimed to improve the service patients with COPD receive so that patients can be discharged earlier and both patients and their carers are adequately supported in the community. The main focus of the project was the implementation of the COPD discha...

Improving the COPD care experience

Run by the Hywel Dda Local Health Board, this project aimed at improving care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and reducing unnecessary hospital admissions. The team looked at the whole care experience, cutting across acute, primary and community boundaries and spec...

Informing clinical commissioning through patient-centred information

East of England
Led by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in partnership with Cam Health Clinical Commissioning Group and the British Lung Foundation, this project aimed to use patient co-production to identify ways to improve COPD care. The team used a 'Working Together for Change' approach to conduct per...

My COPD solution

South east England
Led by HealthQuest Solutions Limited, this project aimed to create a single solution for the delivery of self-management for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suitable for replacing the many different systems used by trusts and clinical commissioning groups around the UK...

Empowering patients in high quality COPD care

Led by NHS Redbridge, this project aimed to raise standards of COPD care and reduce hospital admissions by empowering patients to negotiate high quality care and changing attitudes to COPD management in GP practices. The project team developed an IT system that produces a personalised scorecard f...

Improving COPD management

South east England
Led by Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, this project aimed to improve the care of COPD patients, with more patients self-managing their condition and fewer hospital admissions. The team developed an educational package to raise the profile of COPD in the primary care community and esta...

Co-creating Health: NHS Ayrshire & Arran

This project at NHS Ayrshire & Arran worked to embed self-management support through the three strands of the Co-creating Health programme and focused on working with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The project began with embedding the approach in secondary care, before mov...