Skip to main content

Lung Diseases

Question for Department of Health

UIN 58880, tabled on 6 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards achieving the targets set out in the Outcomes Strategy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma, published in July 2011, which his Department estimated could save 7,800 lives annually.

Answered on

16 January 2017

No assessment has been made.

The strategy and its companion document provide advice to the National Health Service on implementing changes at a local level to improve the management and care of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Elements of the strategy have been incorporated into the NHS outcomes framework and have been used to develop the national COPD and asthma audits, the forthcoming best practice tariff for COPD and the smoking cessation Commissioning for Quality and Innovation payment.

The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Outcomes Indicator Set also includes indicators to support CCGs to understand the progress they are making in improving outcomes for people with COPD.