Wearside Consortium and GlaxoSmithKline Improving COPD Care

Joint Working Executive Summary

Wearside Consortium and GlaxoSmithKline agreed to work jointly from September 2009 – May 2011. Both parties committed resources to achieve the following objectives:

  • Improve the quality of the annual COPD review and adherence to NICE COPD Guideline 2010
  • Increase patients’ confidence and ability to self-manage their condition
  • Improve the capability of Healthcare Professionals to ensure high-quality COPD care for all
  • Improve equality of COPD care across Wearside Consortium in line with NICE COPD Guideline 2010
  • More appropriate use of resources, e.g. reduction in inappropriate referrals to secondary care and reduction in unplanned admissions to secondary care, resulting in ‘care closer to home’

For further information please contact:

GSK UK Customer Contact Centre: +44 (0)800 221 441

HCM/BRD/09/43902/1(2) Archived 2015.