The National COPD Audit Programme has embedded quality improvement (QI) into its work. This page will hold all the QI resources produced by the audit programme, along with links to resources elsewhere.
The COPD secondary care workstream comprised two parts: a continuous clinical audit of patients admitted to hospital in England and Wales with COPD exacerbations, and a snapshot audit of the organisation and resourcing of COPD care.
The secondary care (adult asthma) workstream comprises two parts: a continuous clinical audit of people admitted to hospital adult services in England, Scotland and Wales with asthma attacks, and a snapshot audit of the organisation and resourcing of care.
The National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Audit Programme for England and Wales comprises a number of ambitious audit workstreams, combined with an extensive partnership approach and comprehensive multidisciplinary, collaborative working.
The primary care workstream of the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP) involves the collection of audit data relating to asthma and COPD patient care and management from routinely collected data in computerised primary care records.
The Asthma Audit Development Project informed the specification of a national asthma audit to cover England and Wales, established what audit approach should be adopted and carried out some of the foundation work required.