People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at increased risk from coronavirus.

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) has developed COPD admission and discharge care bundles with the aim of improving care, helping patients manage their condition at home, and reducing readmissions.

Acute hospital trusts are being encouraged to deliver all appropriate elements of the COPD discharge care bundle for patients admitted to hospital with COPD. The National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes (NatPatSIPs) have been supporting trusts to adopt the care bundle, through the 15 Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) in England, hosted by Academic Health Science Networks.

While the current focus on COVID-19 continues, PSCs are temporarily pausing work to actively promote the COPD discharge bundle. However, they will remain available to provide any support that organisations require.

Organisations providing updates during COVID-19

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