He's not alone. 15 million people
in the UK have long term conditions. They now make up 50% of all GP
appointments and 70% of inpatient hospital stays. In Coventry and
Warwickshire 5000 people have the disease.
If we can help people like Brian
stay well then it's a double win. He has a better life and health
services save time and money.
But a traditional medical approach
to staying well with COPD is not enough. All our work is built on
the growing evidence that people with stronger social networks are
healthier and happeir with greater levels of resilience. For COPD
patients that means we help them get their confidence back and
become more active.
We are working together with the
COPD community team and University Hospital Coventry and
Grapevine (Coventry and Warwickshire) Ltd
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NHS England Excellence Award Winner 2014
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