Supporting World COPD Day

PSNC is urging community pharmacy teams to support this year's World COPD Day, which falls on Wednesday 16 November.

The event, which is organised by the British Lung Foundation (BLF), is encouraging people who get out of breath doing everyday activities to take a simple online breath test on its website. Depending on their results, users will be given information about their symptoms and advised to seek further advice from a healthcare professional if necessary.

More than one million people are living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in England and in 2013/14 NHS Digital figures showed that COPD led to over 113,000 emergency hospital admissions with approximately 25,000 people dying from the condition each year.

Various resources are available to pharmacy teams, including a range of free leaflets, booklets, and other materials on COPD and other respiratory conditions. Pharmacy teams can also signpost customers towards BLF's web community, helpline: 03000 030 555, and local support finder, as well as suggesting that they sign up for email updates via the BLF website

Latest discussions

  1. Pre reg exams

    At present the students who graduated tw...

  2. Pre reg exams

This website is for healthcare professionals, people who work in pharmacy and pharmacy students. By clicking into any content, you confirm this describes you and that you agree to Pharmacy Magazine's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

We use essential, performance, functional and advertising cookies to give you a better web experience. Find out how to manage these cookies here. We also use Interest Based Advertising Cookies to display relevant advertisements on this and other websites based on your viewing behaviour. By clicking "Accept" you agree to the use of these Cookies and our Cookie Policy.