COPD - NORTH ONLY

For patients requiring the North Kirklees admission avoidance service for acutely unwell COPD patients please contact the Mid Yorkshire respiratory nurses at Pinderfields Respiratory Office on 01924 541827.

In order for patients to be accepted into the service they must have a diagnosis of COPD confirmed by spirometry OR a history strongly suggestive of COPD.

  • All patients referred without confirmed diagnosis MUST have had a chest x-ray within the last 6 months.
  • All patients must be registered with a GP in the North Kirklees CCG.

Patients suitable for referral to the service include those:

  • Who would normally be referred to secondary care but who can be safely assessed in the specialist community multi-disciplinary service.
  • Where the referrer requires specialist input to manage patients with complex COPD
  • Where the patient has dyspnoea disproportionate to disease severity 
  • Who require nebuliser assessment
  • Who have a palliative care need

COPD eReferral

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