• Course
  • ICH

2 hours

GPs, GP trainees

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: long term management

Learning outcomes

After completing this module, you should:

  • Know that smoking cessation is a cost effective treatment for patients with COPD
  • Understand the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD
  • Know the indications for long term oxygen therapy in patients with COPD
  • Understand the role and cost effectiveness of drug and non-drug therapies in patients with COPD.

NICE published updated guidance (NG12) on suspected cancer recognition and referral in June 2015. We are in the course of updating this module in line with the guidance but please bear in mind that it does not yet incorporate the new NICE recommendations. Please see our quick tips module for more about the updated guideline.


 Irem Patel, Grainne D’Ancona

Peer reviewed by:

Stephen Gaduzo


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ Learning 2 credits, 2:00 hours BMJ Learning has assigned two hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.

Release date

18 Jul 2012

Last updated

24 Jul 2015