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.'