COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and covers a number of conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
All patients with COPD are invited to an annual review appointment. Dr Ritchie and Nurse Gulistan Mehmet are specialist clinicians in respiratory medicine and run these clinics.
You can find out more by following the links below:
- The British Lung Foundation
- BBC health website
- British Thoracic Society – good detailed leaflet to download.