Mucolytics – Changing Old Habits

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Event date and time
2:00pm (GMT),  Monday, 27 June 2022
Mucolytics - Changing Old Habits

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Lindsey Clayton
Lindsey Clayton
Medicines Safety Officer - NHS Wakefield


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects up to three million people in the UK.

Excess sputum production is common in COPD patients, and can be difficult to clear leaving these patients potentially vulnerable to respiratory infections.

This recorded lecture reviews a mucolytic prescribing project in Wakefield CCG, and its early results.


This 20-minute video is a recording of a lecture which was given at the Respiratory Show in October 2019 by Linsdey Clayton, Medicines Safety Officer at NHS Wakefield. The session summarises the background to a mucolytic prescribing project in the CCG, and covers:

  • The evidence for mucolytics in COPD
  • What national guidelines say
  • Mucolytic prescribing in Wakefield
  • The switch project and its early results
  • Barriers and challenges
  • Patient feedback

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