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Redesign of the community COPD service is under way; the CCG is also exploring the idea of virtual clinics whereby consultants have access to patient notes and provide advice for GPs. It is als focusing on improving access to COPD services for patients, and on pulmonary rehabilitation.

Home oxygen users are not currently monitored, and this has been identified as a clinical risk. The CCG is therefore drawing up a speculation for a home oxygen monitoring service.

If you have a patient with COPD who you feel could benefit from expert input to help them manage their condition, consider a referral to the Camden Integrated Care Service COPD clinic.

Related: Cardiovascular & Respiratory