UK sources of information and / or support
Has information leaflets on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Inhalers for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Offers support for everyone affected by lung disease.
Provide an Adviceline service for people in Scotland. Their website also has various booklets, audio tapes, videos and factsheets - including a booklet on COPD.
Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project. Includes detailed information about medicines used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Lung volume reduction surgery for advanced emphysema.
NICE Pathways are for people who use NICE guidance. This includes health and social care professionals, public health experts, those who commission or provide health and social care services, employers and members of the public.
A home oxygen service website from the NHS. This website provides a wide range of information and resources for patients receiving or about to receive home oxygen therapy, their carers, and the general public. You can also email them if you have any questions about the home oxygen service or would like to see more information about a particular issue.
Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.
Information from BUPA.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.