The NHS in England is introducing ambitious plans to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory and heart conditions. GP practices will be able to directly order diagnostic checks for conditions like COPD, asthma, cardiovascular disease, and heart failure, potentially benefiting hundreds of thousands of patients. This initiative aims to reduce the need for specialist consultations, provide quicker access to tests, and speed up life-saving treatments and medications.

This article was taken from: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2023/08/nhs-to-speed-up-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-respiratory-and-heart-conditions/