COPD Guidelines Updated to Focus on Triple Therapy

5th August 2019

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have amended the guidelines on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to further focus on triple therapy.

The development of the guidelines were supported through a consultation with stakeholders that took place earlier this year. Stakeholders involved in the consultation included numerous CCGs, Royal Colleges and pharmaceutical organisations, as well as NHS England and charities such as the British Thoracic Society and the Primary Care Respiratory Society.

COPD is a condition that makes breathing difficult, and according to the British Lung Foundation, there are 1.2million people in the UK with the condition and many more are still undiagnosed.

The additions to the guidelines supplement the existing recommendations, which centred on:

The full guidelines can be found on the NICE website.

Further Information:
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