There are 3 parts to the Programme:
- TargetCOPD – a study which explores the best way and most cost-effective method to identify COPD. It is set in local GP surgeries, where people with early disease may be found.
- The Birmingham COPD Cohort Study- we are creating a group (or cohort) of approximately 2,000 people with existing and newly found COPD, to study the course of the disease and possibly develop new treatment options.
- COPE- COPD and Occupational Performance - this study looks at how COPD affects work and work performance.