Why have I received an appointment for the COPD sessions?
GPs, practice nurses, community nurses and hospital staff are the main people who will ask us to see patient's with COPD for help and advice. This will usually be discussed with you before the referral is made.
Many patient's with COPD have been admitted to hospital with an exacerbation and the hospital may automatically 'alert' us of this. If this happens we will be in touch to offer an appointment with the specialist nurse or physiotherapist for an assessment to see if we can help with treatment or advice to try and prevent another admission.
If any patient receives an appointment and is not sure why, please call us.