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The UK NSC recommendations on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Status: CLOSED
Published: 01 Jan 0001 00:00
Source: UK National Screening Committee

The UK NSC recommendation on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is currently in consultation.  This recommendation is currently being reviewed as part of the UK NSC's regular review cycle of all policies.

The UK NSC welcomes comments and feedback on the expert review during this consultation period.  

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.  People with COPD have difficulties breathing, primarily due to the narrowing  of their airways, this is called airflow obstruction.

Typical symptoms of COPD include:

  • increasing breathlessness when active
  • a persistent cough with phlegm
  • frequent chest infections

 The most recent review of scientific publications on COPD recommended against a national screening programme to detect Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) at an early stage.

To get involved with his consultation or for further information, please contact Eleanor Sherwin or Wendy Preston.

To get involved of for further information, please contact Eleanor Sherwin or Wendy Preston.

Page last updated - 28/06/2018