Wales Primary Care Clinical Audit Report Published
This report presents results from an analysis of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) primary care data in Wales from the second round of the Welsh primary care audit component of the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP). Data were extracted from 226 (56.8%) general practices in Wales in October 2020 to capture activity up to 31 March 2020.
The audit builds upon the learning from the 2017/18 report, which was the first to report on both asthma and COPD patient care and management from primary care records in Wales. The National COPD Audit Programme previously reported on only COPD patient care and management from primary care records in Wales in 2015 and 2017. Contributing to the overarching national quality improvement (QI) objectives of the NACAP, this report aims to empower stakeholders to use audit data to facilitate improvements in the quality of care for people diagnosed with asthma and COPD. There are 6 QI projects embedded in the report, with QR codes linking to explanatory videos, all of which can be implemented in primary care.