This project aims to reduce variation in inhaler prescribing. Several audits in different health boards have demonstrated large variations in inhaler prescribing between different practices despite similar prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Many health boards have produced local guidelines for COPD management, and it was discussed and agreed at Respiratory Health Implementation Group (RHIG) meetings that an All Wales guideline would be more effective than local plans.
Published: May 2019
Minor update: August 2020 (See document for details)