Community COPD Service

Community chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Services is a multidisciplinary team who provide specialist care and support for people in Kirklees aged over 18 with COPD and their carers.

COPD is the name used to describe several types of lung disease including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Two of the main symptoms are coughing and being short of breath usually when exercising. Smokers over the age of 35 are more at risk.

We provide comprehensive diagnostic support plus review and education on the management of COPD to general practices and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with COPD.

We encourage our patients to consider pulmonary rehabilitation, an eight week course which includes exercises and specialist education appropriate for people with COPD. This is hugely beneficial to provide you with that little extra get up and go feeling.

We have links with the palliative care team, who provide end of life care and support for people and their families whose disease is in the advanced stages.

We are very keen on helping and supporting people who still smoke and wish to consider stopping. The stop smoking service can provide free, confidential, practical help when YOU are ready to stop smoking. 


We are based at:

Fartown Health Centre

Dewsbury Health Centre

24 hour answer machine: 01484 415530

The South Kirklees contact is Sarah Cowdell
030 3003 4347

The North Kirklees contact is Angela Robinson


If you think you need a referral to this service we would usually recommend that you discuss this with your GP or practice nurse who will make the referral for you if appropriate, however please feel free to contact us for general advice around COPD on the numbers given.

The service is available Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm

This referral form is for healthcare professionals to fill in for you so you don't need to print it off - COPD Referral Form.

Dewsbury Health Centre

Useful Links

British Lung Foundation - Web link to the British Lung Foundation website.


Patient Opinion

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