Examples of this service that have been commissioned locally are available on the PSNC services database.
Tools and publications which may be useful to support the commissioning of this service can be found on the Service development tools and publications hub.
Click on a heading below for more information.
COPD rescue packs toolkit
This toolkit has been developed to support the implementation of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) rescue pack service within community pharmacy. Local commissioners can use this as a resource when considering commissioning such a service from community pharmacies.
Other PSNC resources
Presentation at the Pharmacy Show: Enabling Patient health Improvements through COPD (EPIC) Medicines Optimisation within Community Pharmacy – Ruth Buchan (October 2017) (If prompted, password is: pharmacy17)
Presentation at the Pharmacy Show: Inhaler technique innovation project: The next steps – Aneet Kapoor & Peter Marks (October 2015) (If prompted, password is: pharmacy15)
Community Pharmacy Future Project – COPD Case Finding Service
This service was aimed at identifying patients with undiagnosed COPD for earlier interventions. The full results of the service evaluation have been published in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (2015).
Community Pharmacy Future Project – COPD Support Service
This service was aimed at diagnosed patients with COPD. The full results of the service evaluation have been published in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (2015).