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The National Strategy for services for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a golden opportunity to improve respiratory care across the region even in these financially difficult times.

Its aims, that we share, are to to advise how local communities can prevent people getting COPD, understand the risks of having poor lung health, secure improvements to the diagnosis of and care of people with the disease, and reduce health inequalities.

There is a strong wish to support people with COPD and their carers by offering practical advice and education on managing their disease with the aim of ensuring that everyone diagnosed with COPD receives equitable, responsive, high-quality and effective health and social care services from the right person, at the right time, in the right place, that are effective and provide good value for money for taxpayers.

The Yorkshire and the Humber team are committed to improve the experience of those with COPD and asthma including those who have yet to have their condition recognised.

In order to do this it is important we get accurate information on what we're doing, where we're doing it well and where there are weaknesses that local teams have often already tried to improve so we can support them and level the playing field to a uniformly high standard.

Regional public events have shown the breadth and depth of innovative local approaches. We aim to learn from these and support wider adoption as appropriate.