The UK National Screening Committee is currently consulting on the need for a national screening programme for COPD. This follows an expert review by Dr Sally Cartwright which came to the conclusion that there was no case for having a national screening programme for COPD. ARNS decided to write a response in order to raise awareness of the issues facing may respiratory nurses regarding diagnostic criteria for COPD at the moment. The response is reproduced here. Please feel free to share and comment.
The expert review can be found at http://screening.nhs.uk/copd