The following patient groups are eligible:
1. New COPD patients referred to an acute pathway managed by community or secondary care
2. Existing COPD patients on the acute pathway managed by community or secondary care
CCGs can order licences directly from us at zero cost, up to the limit specified above.
The definition of severe and very severe COPD has been left for the local teams to define.
Patients with FEV1<50%
Patients requiring ambulatory oxygen or LTOT
Patients suffering with an acute exacerbation that requires hospital admission
Patients requiring urgent referral to Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Patients discharged from hospital (this also helps with the delivery for secondary care of the new Best Practice Tariff)