That’s why we’ve developed a selection of self-management tools to help you make informed decisions, feel in control of your condition and enjoy a better quality of life.
Are you a health care professional? We have more information about self-management tools.
COPD self-management pack
This pack includes the self-management plan and exercise handbook in a handy carry wallet.
It provides all the necessary information for you to understand the condition and tools to help you manage it.
COPD self-management plan
The self-management plan includes all the necessary information for you to understand your condition and tools to manage it.
The plan covers everything from breathing techniques and what questions to ask your doctor to exercise and goal setting.
Additional downloadable resources:
- Symptoms diary (PDF 55KB)
- Medication list (PDF 44KB)
- Individual medications (PDF 55KB)
- Flare-up action plan (PDF 210KB)
- Mood diary (PDF 60KB)
- Goal-setting plan (PDF 70KB)
- Things to ask your health care professional (PDF 116KB)
The exercise handbook builds on guidance provided in the self-management plan to offer a practical guide to exercise.
The handbook includes space for you to keep a record of your exercises and level of fitness, helping you to monitor any changes.
If you need extra sheets for your exercise handbook, you can download them here:
Stay Active, Stay Well DVD
This DVD has been developed by the ACPRC to help people with lung conditions exercise safely at home.
It should help you to maintain or improve your fitness levels so that you can rediscover activities you thought you could no longer do.
COPD patient passport
If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the patient passport can help you to find our whether you're receiving the care you're entitled to.
You can use the COPD patient passport online, or order a printed copy.
OSA information pack
£4 for the full pack - order your OSA information pack now
The OSA information pack is designed to help you understand the condition, right through from symptoms and diagnosis to how to live with OSA on a day-to-day basis.
- Part one: What is OSA?
- Part two: Do I have OSA?
- Part three: Living with OSA