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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.'

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