Respiratory care - action plan: 2021 to 2026

The respiratory care action plan for Scotland sets out our vision for driving improvement in the prevention, diagnosis, care, treatment and support of people living with respiratory conditions.


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10. COPD best Practice Guide

11. Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines - Guidelines

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15. Independent Review of Adult Social Care - (



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