This report from the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP) is a single ‘state of the nation’ view of the care of people with asthma and COPD in England and Wales, and is informed by 103,194 case records submitted to the audit programme. It is the first report to combine data on asthma, COPD and pulmonary rehabilitation across primary and secondary care services to underpin key messages, optimising respiratory care across the pathway.
The report makes a number of recommendations, including calls for:
Every person to receive an early and accurate diagnosis based on a guideline-defined approach and a plan for their care
Care to be provided to people with asthma and COPD within the recommended timeframe after hospital admission, to support optimal outcomes
People with asthma and COPD to receive care by appropriately trained healthcare professionals, at each stage of their care pathway, and
Primary, secondary and community services to implement ways to work together, offering people with asthma and COPD a seamless pathway of care.
Read the full report: You can see all key findings and read the report in full by clicking on the link below. Note that this report is a revised version with minor amendments made post-publication.