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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Emphysema occurs in Smokers and causes shortness of breath. Attending a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Course can help you feel generally much better.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.
The British Lung Foundation offers local singing for better breathing and exercise groups in Lambeth and there is a Breathe Easy Support Group in Lewisham (4 miles from the surgery).
Singing for Better Breathing meets every Thursday at 11:00am
The Exercise Class meets every Wednesday at 12:00pm.
The Breathe Easy Support Group in Lewisham meets every 2nd Thursday of every month.
This important leaflet gives you important guidance around managing your COPD and medications.
This patient leaflet will give you important information about how a balanced and varied diet can help maintain strength and fitness, as well as helping your body fight infection.
Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a programme of exercise and education for people with long-term lung conditions provided by the NHS and, in some areas, privately.
This leaflet will give you guidance about your COPD Rescue Pack.
Technique makes a difference - video animations show how to use your inhaler and spacers.
We work to improve the lives of people affected by lung disease right across the UK.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for people with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. With COPD the airflow to the lungs is restricted (obstructed). Usually caused by smoking, symptoms include cough and breathlessness.
Medical Care when we are closed
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
NHS 111 Service: When our practice is closed you can still get support. You can get expert medical advice and useful ingformation by calling NHS 111 or through 111 online. The NHS service is available 24 hours a day and can provide information, issue prescriptions to a pharmacy of your choice, book a GP appointment, and, if necessary, refer people to emergency services.
Emergency: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath do constitute an emergency (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency).
Out of Hours Service: If you phone the surgery when we are closed you will be automatically transferred to the out of hours service SELDOC (South East London Doctors on call). Alternatively you can phone SELDOC directly on: 020 8693 9066. You will be given advice, asked to visit the out of hours centre, or be visited by the doctor on call.
NHS Walk In Service: The local NHS walk-in centre also provides healthcare advice, information and treatment with no appointment necessary. The nearest walk-in centre is: The Junction Health Centre, Arches 5-8, Clapham Junction Station, 5-8 Grant Rd, London, SW11 2NU. Telephone: 0333 200 1718.
Non-emergency: Take a look at our "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
Minor Injuries: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or the local minor injuries unit at Guy's Hospital Urgent Care Centre.
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