Two important new NICE consultations on new COPD guidance have been published.
- New draft antimicrobial prescribing guidance sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute exacerbations of COPD. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.
- An update to the 2010 clinical guideline on diagnosing and managing COPD in over 16s covers diagnosing and managing COPD in people aged 16 and over. It makes recommendations on the most effective inhaled therapies, oxygen therapies, lung volume reduction procedures, and self-management and exacerbation plans.
Both guidelines are due for publication on 5 December 2018. PCRS-UK will be responding to the consultation. Please contribute to the PCRS response using the forms below submitting your comments no later than 24th July 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org: