COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties. In this flyer you'll find helpful videos, links to organisations that specialise in helping people living with COPD, details on different types of medicines and inhalers, and suggested apps. This flyer was created by the COPD Lead for the Liverpool CCG.

About COPD

Here you'll learn about what exactly COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is, its symptoms, diagnosis and what you can do to help your condition.

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Local Services

Find a cluster of local Merseyside support links and services, useful videos and other sources of digital help, including NHS COPD pack developed for Liverpool residents and the Breathe Programme.

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Medicines

Medication can help you control and manage your symptoms. Medication can’t replace being active and eating healthily but the right combination of all three will help you feel healthier.

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Help and Support

In this section you'll find helpful information for you and anyone who cares for you about local COPD services and support for your physical and mental wellbeing.

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About COPD

Here you'll learn about what exactly COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is, its symptoms, diagnosis and what you can do to help your condition.

Information

Tap on each image for more information about COPD and the services available to help you.

NHS COPD Pack

A pack on how get the most out of life with COPD and has been developed for Liverpool residents and includes details of local services.

The Breathe Programme

The Breathe Programme is a 10 week rehabilitation programme for people in Liverpool who have long term lung conditions such as COPD.

NHS Conditions – COPD

Information on COPD from the NHS website: symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and Living with COPD.

British Lung Foundation Programme

Information British Lung Foundation: videos and stories from people living with COPD, guidance on managing flare-ups and details for The British Lung Foundation Helpline.

Videos

Tap on the videos below to learn more about COPD. You can find more videos in the Health and Care Videos Library

ORCHA mobile apps

ORCHA is a health app evaluation and advisor organisation. It can help you find mobile apps to assist you in measuring your respiratory health, and to learn more information about COPD. Tap on the image below to go the the app directory.

Content provided by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). For more information, please visit www.liverpoolccg.nhs.uk.

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Modified on Wed, 16 Dec 2020 15:18:31 GMT

 

Local Services

Find a cluster of local Merseyside support links and services, useful videos and other sources of digital help, including NHS COPD pack developed for Liverpool residents and the Breathe Programme.

The Breathe Programme

The Breathe Programme is run by a team who specialise in care for people with COPD. It is one of the best ways to keep you well for longer.

Breathe Programme Support Services

Support services from the breath programme Liverpool

The Life Rooms

The Life Rooms provides a wide range of free, short courses to increase recognition, understanding and self management on symptoms such as anxiety, depression, psychosis, self esteem and many more.

Telehealth

Health Technology (or Telehealth) is a way of using technology to monitor your own health, with the support of health professionals.

Talk Liverpool

It is common for your psychological wellbeing to be impacted by COPD, many people find additional support to keep on top of their wellbeing helps them keep well for longer.

Smoke Free Liverpool

Commissioned by Liverpool City Council to provide a free programme of behavioural support combined with up to 12 weeks’ worth of products to help you quit smoking.

Local Videos

Find more videos at The Breathe Programme

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Coping with Chronic Respiratory Disease

This short video will provide you with a brief over view of chronic respiratory conditions, tips and advice on how to manage your condition.

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Environmental Health

This video explores how the weather and the environment may affect your health, in particular to chronic respiratory disease.

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Breathlessness Management

This breathlessness management video, focuses on breathlessness management strategies.

Exercise

This video focuses on the various different aspects of what you need to consider when participating in an exercise routine. There are lots of helpful tips and advice throughout.

ORCHA mobile apps

ORCHA is a health app evaluation and advisor organisation. It can help you find mobile apps to assist you in measuring your respiratory health, and to learn more information about COPD. Tap on the image below to go the the app directory.

Content provided by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). For more information, please visit www.liverpoolccg.nhs.uk.

Published on Fri, 11 Dec 2020 12:37:35 GMT
Modified on Wed, 16 Dec 2020 15:11:33 GMT

Medicines

Medication can help you control and manage your symptoms. Medication can’t replace being active and eating healthily but the right combination of all three will help you feel healthier.

Inhalers

View more inhalers and medicine at RightBreathe

Eklira 322micrograms

60 doses. The active ingredients in his inhaler are Aclidinium bromide, 375micrograms per dose. This is a dry powder inhaler with a dose counter, produced by AstraZeneca UK Ltd.

Duaklir 340micrograms/ dose + 12micrograms/ dose

60 doses. The active ingredients in his inhaler are Aclidinium bromide, 396microgramsper dose + Formoterol 11.8micrograms per dose. This is a dry powder inhaler with a dose counter, produced by AstraZeneca UK Ltd.

Fostair 100micrograms/ dose + 6micrograms/ dose

120 doses. The active ingredients in his inhaler are Beclometasone, 100micrograms per dose and Formoterol 6micrograms per dose. This is a pressurised aerosol inhaler with a dose counter, produced by Chiesi Ltd.

Clenil Modulite 100micrograms/ dose

200 doses. The active ingredients in his inhaler are Beclometasone, 100micrograms per dose. This is a pressurised aerosol inhaler with a dose counter, produced by Chiesi Ltd.

Information

RightBreathe

Get the most out of your inhaled medication by checking how to use it correctly.

NHS COPD Pack

A pack on how get the most out of life with COPD and has been developed for Liverpool residents and includes details of local services.

Videos

These videos will explore some of the different types of medications that you may use to manage your respiratory symptoms and other useful tips.

ORCHA mobile apps

ORCHA is a health app evaluation and advisor organisation. It can help you find mobile apps to assist you in measuring your respiratory health, and to learn more information about COPD. Tap on the image below to go the the app directory.

Content provided by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). For more information, please visit www.liverpoolccg.nhs.uk.

Published on Fri, 11 Dec 2020 12:34:10 GMT
Modified on Wed, 16 Dec 2020 15:13:53 GMT

Help and Support

In this section you'll find helpful information for you and anyone who cares for you about local COPD services and support for your physical and mental wellbeing.

Information

Citizens Advice Bureau Referrals

Advice services available through Citizen Advice Bureau digital and telephone channels.

Liverpool City Council Healthy Homes

Provides free help and advice to local people who are struggling to pay their energy bills and heat their homes.

Talk Liverpool

It is common for your psychological wellbeing to be impacted by COPD. Many people find additional support to keep on top of their wellbeing helps them keep well for longer.

Breathe Easy support groups

There are three local Breathe Easy support groups run by people with lung conditions, located in North Liverpool, South Liverpool and South Sefton. Tap on the link to learn more.

British Lung Foundation Programme

If you have any questions about your condition, The British Lung Foundation have a helpline open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday on 03000 030 555.

NHS COPD Pack

A pack on how get the most out of life with COPD and has been developed for Liverpool residents and includes details of local services.

Videos

Take a look at the videos below about self-care and helping your COPD. You will find more videos in the Health and Care Video Library.

Content provided by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). For more information, please visit www.liverpoolccg.nhs.uk.

Published on Fri, 11 Dec 2020 12:36:31 GMT
Modified on Wed, 16 Dec 2020 15:12:16 GMT

Content provided by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). For more information, please visit www.liverpoolccg.nhs.uk.

Published on Fri, 11 Dec 2020 12:27:41 GMT
Modified on Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:46:48 GMT