South West Kent Practice Based Commissioning Group and GlaxoSmithKline

Joint Working Agreement Summary

South West Kent PBC Group and GlaxoSmithKline are engaged in Joint Working to enhance the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to a standard of care defined by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence COPD guidelines 2010).

Both parties have committed resources to support this project, which will run from August 2010 – August 2011.

The objective of this Joint Working project is to improve quality and productivity in the management of patients with COPD within the PBC group.

It is designed to support:

  • The promotion of disease prevention and the earlier identification of patients with COPD through healthcare professional education
  • Accurate diagnosis and classification of disease with access to high quality information.
  • Prevention of COPD exacerbations through increased patient review and appropriate use of medications in line with NICE COPD Guideline 2010
  • Improving the quality of COPD referrals to secondary care and community teams.
  • Equitable, cost effective service delivery across all practices in the PBC group.

For further information please contact:

GSK UK Customer Contact Centre on: 0800 221 441

UK/PPM/0060/10(2) Archived 2015.