From 30 June 2022, this website will not be updated
For the latest local health and care information, visit the new websites for Integrated Care Board hertsandwestessex.icb.nhs.uk or the Integrated Care System hertsandwestessexics.org.uk
From 1 July 2022, Clinical Commissioning Groups will be cease to exist. Commissioning functions and information that has been previously held by East and North Hertfordshire CCG is transferring to the new NHS Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board (HWEICB) on 1 July 2022.
HWEICB will become the new data controller. Any questions about the use of data (including patient data) by the new ICB should be directed to email@example.com
There are no changes to how local residents access NHS frontline services in Hertfordshire and West Essex as part of these changes.
The information on these pages is designed to give help and support to people who have been diagnosed with a breathing problem – such as Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We hope you’ll find the information here helpful in managing your condition.
If you haven’t been diagnosed with a respiratory problem but have started feeling short of breath, don’t worry. Feeling short of breath from time to time is healthy and normal – but sometimes it can be a sign of something more serious so should be checked out.
You can read more about shortness of breath on the NHS website and the British Lung Foundation’s five minute ‘breath test’ will help you understand why you might be getting out of breath.
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