Services for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

NICE commissioning guides [CMG43] Published date:

4 Specifying services for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

4 Specifying services for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

This guide focuses on the following areas of care for people with COPD:

Section 4.1 – Pulmonary rehabilitation

Section 4.2 – Assisted discharge

Section 4.3 – Supportive and palliative care

Section 4.4 – Commissioning high-quality care for people with COPD

Section 4.4 considers the implications for commissioning high-quality care across the whole pathway of services for people with COPD. This includes assessment and diagnosis, smoking cessation, oxygen therapy and the management of anxiety and depression.

NICE has accredited the process used by NICE to produce guides for commissioners. Accreditation is valid for 5 years from November 2011 and applies to guides produced since November 2008 using the processes described in 'Process manual for developing guides from NICE for commissioners: Information for internal NICE teams' (2011). More information on accreditation can be viewed at www.nice.org.uk/accreditation
Get involved