Scarborough and Ryedale CCG and GSK Joint Working Project declaration (COPD)

Executive Summary

Scarborough and Ryedale CCG and GlaxoSmithKline are engaged in a Joint Working project to improve Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) healthcare in the Scarborough and Ryedale area.

Both parties have worked together in partnership to support this project, which will run from April 2013 to September 2014.

The purpose of the Joint Working project is to ensure a proactive approach to the management of patients with COPD within the Scarborough and Ryedale CCG area.

The benefits of the project:

1. The Patient

  • An improved and consistent standard of care in line with current NICE COPD Guideline 2010¹
  • Better understanding of their disease and how to manage it using the COPD and My Self Management Plan.
  • Reduced hospitalisations
  • Improved recording and recognition of exacerbations
  • Improved care closer to home

2. The NHS

  • Up-skilled and motivated healthcare professionals who are better able to manage patients in line with NICE COPD Guideline 2010¹
  • Improved data recording leading to better prioritisation and management of patients
  • Better informed patients using self management plans
  • Improved adherence to the NHS North Yorkshire & York COPD Pathway
  • Reduced spend on unplanned COPD admissions.

3. GSK

  • This Joint Working project is intended to create more opportunities for the appropriate use of medicines, including GSK’s medicines in suitable patients in line with NICE COPD Guideline 2010¹
  • If this improvement occurs, GSK are likely to see an increase in prescriptions of their medicines roughly equal to their current proportion of prescriptions in this therapeutic area.
  • Increased understanding and acknowledgement of the role of GSK in supporting Scarborough and Ryedale.
  • To document how Joint Working between GSK and Scarborough and Ryedale CCG improves COPD patient management.

For further information please contact:

GSK UK Customer Contact Centre on 0800 221 441


1. NICE COPD Guideline 2010 (Accessed June 2013)


UK/RESP/0016a/13(1)(4) Archived 2015.