Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): best practice guide

This document is for healthcare professionals and patients to show how this condition could be best managed from the unscheduled care perspective.


Lead Author – Jacques Kerr, National Clinical Adviser on Unscheduled Care to the Scottish Government and Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Dave Anderson, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

Gourab Choudhury, Consultant Respiratory Physician and COPD Lead for Lothian

Graham Ellis, National Clinical Lead for Older People and Frailty

Amanda Fox, Long-term Conditions Programme Manager, Lothian HSCP

Laura Groom, Community Respiratory Team Leader in Edinburgh

Belinda Hacking, Head of Adult Psychology Services for NHS Lothian

Callum Johnston, Area Service Manager and Urgent Care Lead, Scottish Ambulance Service

Irene Johnstone, Head of the British Lung Foundation

Helen Maitland, Unscheduled Care Director, Scottish Government

Marianne Milligan, Community Respiratory Team Leader in Glasgow

Grainne O'Brien, Clinical Psychologist, Lothian

Elaine Paton, Lead Pharmacist, Forth Valley

Kate Philbin, Freelance Author and Writer

Claire Ritchie, National AHP Lead for Older People, Lead for Hospital at Home, Lanarkshire


Email: Syed Kerbalai

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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