National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Audit (COPD)

Please note: From March 2018 the National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Audit has run as the redesigned and newly commissioned National Audit of COPD and Asthma (NACAP). For further details, see National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme.

Programme overview

This audit programme brings together primary care, secondary care, and pulmonary rehabilitation, along with patient experience and pilot linkage. Its partnership approach with multidisciplinary, collaborative working aims to drive improvements in COPD patient care. The audit programme supports the Department of Health (DH) aim to improve the quality of services for people with COPD by measuring and reporting the delivery of care as defined by standards embedded in guidance.

There is an intention to create a new programme, the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme, which will bring asthma and COPD audits together from Spring 2018. See National Asthma Audit Development Project page for details of the asthma audit ‘feasibility study’.

Additional information on all HQIP-commissioned projects is available on the NHS Trusts page, which includes the recommendations repository, infographics compendium, 9 month publication schedule, impact report, and National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory. For further information about this project, please contact the project team directly using the contact details listed in the ‘Supplier Info’ section above.

Accessing data

Data collected on behalf of HQIP by all NCAPOP projects is routinely reported and these reports are available in the ‘Latest resources’ section. The reported data is also placed on the website. Data is also placed upon MyNHSand NHS Choices.

For details of how to apply for data that is not in the public domain, please see HQIP’s data access webpages.

Details of the contracts that HQIP awards are available at: