The Welsh Government has launched a plan to improve respiratory health in Wales.
The plan, launched by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething, outlines work to improve smoking cessation services, better diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and reduce variation in prescribing.
Health boards have all committed to:
· Appointing a flu jab champion;
· Ensuring carbon monoxide monitoring and referral is routine smokers attending a respiratory outpatient appointment;
· Offering patients and parents asthma action plans for better self care;
· Improve access to exercise-based programmes for people with chronic respiratory conditions.