What is respiratory disease? Respiratory disease is disease of the air passage, like pneumonia or asthma. It is the third highest cause of death for people living in Salford.
Below is a summary of the standard for respiratory disease. Please click the PDF below to read the full explanation and additional details.
What you should expect from your GP practice:
If you are over the age of 40 and smoke, or have smoked in the last five years, you will be tested for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
If you are thought to be at risk from COPD, you will have a spirometry test. This measures how much air you can breathe out in one forced breath
Allow appropriate clinical staff to attend spirometry and/or inhaler technique training every three years
If you have COPD, you will be offered pulmonary rehabilitation (an exercise and education programme), where appropriate
If you have asthma, you will have an annual review appointment to see how you are managing and a follow-up appointment six months late