COPD carries a heavy burden for patients and their families, with many attending hospital when they could be cared for more effectively and comfortably closer to home.
With this in mind, Camden CCG started a redesign of the current COPD service towards the end of 2016, which is in the final stages of implementation. Part of this process has involved closure of the Camden COPD CICS clinics. However, if you have a patient with COPD who you feel could benefit from expert input, consider a referral to the CNWL Community Respiratory Service. Referrals for spirometry screening accepted until 31 March 2018, when the service is due to finish.
CNWL also provide home-oxygen monitoring.
Diagnostic Spirometry Update
CNWL have been commissioned to continue a diagnostic spirometry service until the end of March 2018. A proposal for this is to be included in the Universal Offer from April 2018 is being explored.
Referrals, for now, should be made on the CNWL Camden Community Health EMIS referral form and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information can be found at Community Respiratory Service.
CNWL will be delivering half-day training sessions for Camden GPs on diagnostic spirometry om Wednesday, 24 January 2018 and Thursday, 15 March 2018. Staff are encouraged to book places at the earliest convenience.