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Respiratory resources

New COPD self-management pack

The British Lung Foundation (BLF) has published a new comprehensive chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) self-management pack available to physiotherapists, nurses and doctors to share with their patients.

The packs are intended to support patients to take better control of their condition as well as help avoid flare ups and hospital admissions.

The pack includes a self-management plan and exercise handbook. It has been developed in partnership with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC), the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS), the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), medical experts and patients across the UK in accordance with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality standards.

The self-management pack has also been endorsed by the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK).

The packs are available to order from the BLF website