Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties.

It includes:

  • emphysema – damage to the air sacs in the lungs
  • chronic bronchitis – long-term inflammation of the airways

COPD is a common condition that mainly affects middle-aged or older adults who smoke. Many people do not realise they have it.

It is very important for you to respond to your annual request for information in order to keep your COPD under control which can be completed and submitted using the link below:

Complete the online COPD assessment questionnaire

This information we be reviewed by our COPD co-ordinator who may contact you for a review with a nurse.

Date published: 20th September, 2023
Date last updated: 19th January, 2024