Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)


To ensure patients receive the best primary and secondary Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) care in accordance with NICE guidance, delivering better health outcomes, reducing hospital admissions and returning efficiency savings.

Our programme will deliver:

  • Improved health outcomes for patients through commissioning services that support best practice (e.g. rehabilitation programmes)
  • Increased awareness of COPD best practice amongst primary care professionals, supporting patients to receive the best treatment possible
  • Reduced unplanned hospital admissions
  • Optimised use of medicine and inhalers
  • Robust COPD data, enabling commissioners to contract services where they are most needed
  • Integrated North West London respiratory service commissioning

Latest News

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - a case study
March 18, 2014 by Adrian Bull



Development of outcomes-based commissioning contracts

  • Facilitate development of a contract coproduction model, bringing together commissioners, providers, innovators and patients to ensure contracts:
    • Recognise and reward best practice

    • Include those directly delivering and receiving care throughout the process

    • Reduce unnecessary variation where possible by embedding best practice at scale

Improved COPD education for primary care professionals
  • Develop a primary care education infrastructure that reaches all primary care healthcare professionals in a CCG, for North West London and beyond
Improved data about COPD across North West London
  • Develop a simple and perpetual audit process that addresses data gaps in primary care to create a transparent data baseline

  • Align primary, secondary and community care incentives to drive focus on better outcomes