The Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - The COPD-X Plan - was developed by The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and Lung Foundation Australia. 

The COPD-X Plan is endorsed by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ as the preferred evidence-based guidance currently available. 

In future, we intend to facilitate the development of supplementary material specifically for New Zealand health professionals, including advice relating to Māori and Pacific peoples with COPD, an update on medications, and links to New Zealand support services.

Please visit to view the latest version, V2.51. The following documents are also available on the website: