Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (QS10)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'chronic obstructive pulmonary disease'
This NICE quality standard defines clinical best practice within this topic area. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care.
This quality standard covers the assessment, diagnosis and clinical management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults. The scope of the quality standard does not include prevention, screening or case finding.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
This page was last updated: 07 March 2014
Quality standard formats
Information for the public
Implementation tools and resources
- Support for commissioners
- Services for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) commissioning guide
See this guidance in practice
The summary of the statements in the quality standard written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
Full quality standard
The published full quality standard for health and social care professionals, public health practitioners, commissioners, service providers and patients, carers and the public, with quality measures, outcomes definitions and data sources.
Many organisations share NICE's commitment to improve quality by making it clear what quality care is for patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers.
So that these standards reach the widest possible audience, some of these organisations have endorsed the COPD quality standard.
These organisations are: