COPD is the second most common cause of emergency admissions to hospital.
An average general practice in the UK caring for about 7,000 people will have up to 200 people with COPD on its practice list.
Attend2 COPD is underpinned by national and international guidelines (including the GOLD report and NICE NG115) and is used to identify patients who may benefit from a review of their current management strategy.
The service can be used to support the management of patients with COPD, highlighting patients missing key records such as FEV1, MRC score and annual reviews.
Attend2 COPD performs a stratifies COPD patients attending the practice, taking into account a patient’s current level of symptoms and treatment, concordance and co-morbidities as well as other risk factors such as smoking status. Stratifying patients according to the level of clinical need allows practices to more effectively plan and prioritise their workload.
Action plans can then be drafted, delivering the associated clinical work and measuring outcomes as part of an effective QI cycle in COPD.