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COVID-19 (coronavirus) latest: do not leave your home

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Advice for clinicians on COVID-19 (coronavirus) is here. If you are a member of the public looking for health advice, visit the NHS website or North Yorkshire Public Health. And if you are looking for the latest travel information, and advice about the government response to the outbreak, go to the gov.uk website.

Last updated: 30 March, 2020 15:59pm

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COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties which include emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs) and 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 don't realise they have it. The breathing problems tend to get gradually worse over time.

You can read more about COPD on the NHS website.

 

For GPs:

Management of COPD in Primary Care

COPD Rescue Pack Information

COPD Rescue Pack – patient information

Pathway for COPD Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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