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Secondary care audit 2017: resources

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A number of documents have been developed to help organisations participating in the national COPD secondary care 2017 audits navigate the process. These will be continually updated for both the organisational and clinical audits.

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Resources for the 2017 audit


Here you can also find the datasets from the pilot held in August 2016. Please note that changes were made following the pilot.

Good practice repository

A series of case studies highlighting good practice in audit data collection and entry, and in provision of quality COPD care.

Audit tools and guidance

Communication with trusts and local health boards from the audit programme




Best practice tariff information

Patient information

Data flows