Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (updated) (CG101)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'chronic obstructive pulmonary disease'
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Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults in primary and secondary care (partial update).
This guidance updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline 12 (published in February 2004).
This guidance is for the care and treatment of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (which is usually shortened to COPD) in the NHS in England and Wales. It explains guidance (advice) from NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence). It is written for people with COPD but it may also be useful for their families or carers or for anyone with an interest in the condition.
The advice in the NICE guideline covers:
- the diagnosis, treatment and care of adults with COPD.
It does not specifically look at:
the treatment of people with:
- a condition called bronchopulmonary dysplasia
- bronchiectasis (a condition that affects the lungs).
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
This page was last updated: 07 March 2014
- Web format
- Quick reference guide (PDF)
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
- Full Guideline (PDF)
- CG101 Clefyd rhwystrol cronig yr ysgyfaint: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
Information for the public
Implementation tools and resources
- Audit support
- Baseline assessment tool
- Costing report
- Costing template
- Slide set
- Services for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) commissioning guide
See this guidance in practice
The summary of the key recommendations in the guidance written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
Quick Reference Guide
The quick reference guide presents recommendations for health professionals
The published NICE clinical guideline, contains the recommendations for health professionals and NHS bodies.
The published full clinical guideline for specialists with background, evidence, recommendations and methods used.