February 2016: This quality standard was updated and statements prioritised in 2011 were replaced.
Statements are marked as [new 2016] or [2011, updated 2016]:
[new 2016] if the statement covers a new area for quality improvement
[2011, updated 2016] if the statement covers an area for quality improvement included in the 2011 quality standard and has been updated.
Statements numbered 1, 3, 6, 8 and 11 in the 2011 version have been updated and included in the updated quality standard, marked as [2011, updated 2016].
Statements from the 2011 version (numbered 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12 and 13) that are no longer considered national priorities for improvement, but may still be useful at a local level, are included after the updated statements in the list of quality statements section.
The 2011 quality standard for COPD is available as a pdf.
Minor changes since publication
August 2019: Source guidance references have been updated to align this quality standard with the updated 2019 NICE guideline on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
December 2018: Source guidance references have been updated to align this quality standard with the updated 2018 NICE guideline on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.