Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has information leaflets on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Inhalers for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

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COPD

Offers support for everyone affected by lung disease.

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Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland

Provide an Adviceline service for people in Scotland. Their website also has various booklets, audio tapes, videos and factsheets - including a booklet on COPD.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (update).

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Medicine Guide for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project. Includes detailed information about medicines used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Lung volume reduction surgery for advanced emphysema

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Lung volume reduction surgery for advanced emphysema.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease overview - a NICE Pathway

NICE Pathways are for people who use NICE guidance. This includes health and social care professionals, public health experts, those who commission or provide health and social care services, employers and members of the public.

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Home Oxygen Service

A home oxygen service website from the NHS. This website provides a wide range of information and resources for patients receiving or about to receive home oxygen therapy, their carers, and the general public. You can also email them if you have any questions about the home oxygen service or would like to see more information about a particular issue.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Information from BUPA.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.