Equality considerations

Equality considerations

NICE is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, eliminating unlawful discrimination and fostering good relations between people with particular protected characteristics and others.

myCOPD needs internet access, and a phone, computer or tablet that can run the app. Digital technologies like myCOPD may be unsuitable for people:

  • with visual or cognitive impairment, problems with manual dexterity, or learning disabilities

  • who are unable to read or understand health-related information (including people who cannot read English).

Disability, age and sex are protected characteristics under the Equality Act. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is most common in people over 50 years. Men tend to be at higher risk than women.