Bringing best practice to life in COPD

Guidelines in Practice is hosting a series of free half-day workshops to drive implementation of the National Strategy for COPD,* and the updated NICE COPD guideline. The Paper to Patient programme, funded by Allen & Hanburys, the specialist respiratory division of GlaxoSmithKline, and developed in partnership with PCRS-UK, is a major educational initiative, which aims to improve care in COPD.

These workshops are intended for healthcare professionals involved in implementing COPD guidance within the NHS; for example, those working in practices, PCTs, and multidisciplinary teams managing patients with COPD within the local area.

Key areas for discussion include:

  • a review of the guidance and what it means to your practice
  • identifying what you need to do now: simple, practical actions to drive implementation
  • generating a clear plan for your local area/practice.

The workshops are taking place at the following locations:

  • Newcastle on 15 September at the Novotel Newcastle, Ponteland Road, Kenten, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 2HZ
  • Manchester on 28 September at the Cresta Court Hotel, Church Street, Altringham, WA14 4DP
  • Birmingham on 30 September at the Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC, Pendigo Way, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1PS
  • London on 7 October at the Holiday Inn Regents Park, Carburton Street, Oxford Circus, London, W1W 5EE.


12.30 Registration and lunch
13.30 Chair’s introduction
13.40 The new guidance part 1: National Strategy for COPD
14.10 Local implications—group work
14.30 The new guidance part 2: NICE COPD guideline update
15.00 Implications of the NICE update—group work
15.20 Break
15.40 Driving change in COPD—the educational package
16.40 Identifying action plans—group work
17.15 Chair’s summary
17.30 Close

Attendance is free of charge, all delegates will be provided with a certificate of attendance, and gain 4 CPD credits.

To register for this workshop series,
email: [email protected],
or by phone: 01442 299226