The NICE clinical practice guideline on COPD (update) is being developed for use in the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
This guidance is a partial update of NICE clinical guideline 12 (published February 2004).
New recommendations have been added on spirometry, assessment of prognostic factors, and to the section on inhaled therapy.
Registered stakeholders can now comment on the provisional recommendations.
The consultation closes on 5 January 2010