Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
Dartford Gravesham and Swanley CCG

K&M primary care management of COPD 

COPD self management plan

 K&M carbon footprint position statement

 K&M Asthma inhaler guidelines (age 12-adult)

Asthma inhaler guidelines (Paediatric <12 years)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Rescue Packs Guidance

Generic prescribing of inhalers should be avoided as this might lead to patients being given an unfamiliar inhaler device which they are not able to use properly. Different products and doses are licensed for different age groups and some may be applicable only to older children or adults (aged 18 years and over). Prior to prescribing, the relevant Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) should be checked.


Some inhalers contain extra-fine particles (Qvar), making them more potent than others (Clenil). Take care to prescribe by brand

  • Preferred
  • On Formulary
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Use Only
  • Unlicensed Medicines