Multidisciplinary virtual clinics are an innovative way to bring together hospital lung specialists and primary-care clinicians to improve the care of people with long term lung conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study being presented at The British Thoracic Society’s Winter Meeting.

COPD is a smoking-related condition affecting nearly one million people across the UK. There is wide variation in the management and outcomes of this condition.

Evidence suggests many patients do not always receive important support and treatment to help them stop smoking, and also exercise and education through a pulmonary rehabilitation program.

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