Cookie policy notice

By continuing to use this site you agree to our cookies policy below:
Since 26 May 2011, the law now states that cookies on websites can ony be used with your specific consent. Cookies allow us to ensure that you enjoy the best browsing experience.

This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

GP gets £430k grant for COPD

Dr Rupert Jones has been granted a £430,000 National Researcher Development Award to support his work developing pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

Dr Jones, a GP in Roborough, Plymouth, will use the money to develop home-based pulmonary rehabilitation programmes and improve palliative care services for patients with COPD who are too ill to do exercise regimes. He said: 'Quality of life is worse in COPD than in cancer but there is no help available.

'We'll be doing mind-body control exercises based on tai chi which will help patients control symptoms.'

Rate this article 

Click to rate

  • 1 star out of 5
  • 2 stars out of 5
  • 3 stars out of 5
  • 4 stars out of 5
  • 5 stars out of 5

0 out of 5 stars

Have your say