To access the AEC Respiratory Pathways please follow the links below to the Urgent Care section;
Diagnosis of a COPD Exacerbation
Characteristics of a COPD Exacerbation (in the absence of concurrent pneumonia)
All characteristics are measured against the patient’s norm.
Arrange urgent acute admission and/or discussion with the GP if there is any suspicion of respiratory failure or sudden decline in health status:
For more information follow the link to the Gloucestershire Protocol on COPD Exacerbation.
The community respiratory team is made up of physiotherapists and nurses specialising in respiratory diseases.They provide services for Admission avoidance, optimisation of therapy and symptom management
They aim to provide a personalised service to patients which is focused on individual needs and a package of support.
For more information on this service please follow the Resource Link below to the GCS website page for GRT.
For a referral form for this service please look in the Referral Forms tab under Respiratory.