Respiratory Physiotherapy

The Respiratory Physiotherapy Service is responsible for individuals diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Description of Service

The service exists to assess, treat, and educate patients in the management of breathlessness and sputum clearance.

Elements of the Service

The patient has an initial assessment by one of the team’s specialist clinicians. This is usually carried out in the patient’s home. They will then, as appropriate, be provided with one-to-one advice/treatment.

At any stage of the service, patients can be signposted, where necessary, to other healthcare providers for any other identified need.

Supporting literature or advice leaflets can be supplied to support our interventions.

How to be referred?

Referrals are accepted from:

  • LCHS Respiratory Services
  • Secondary Care Respiratory Team
  • Respiratory Physiotherapists
  • GPs
  • Nurse Practitioners and Practice Nurses
  • Case managers
  • Complex Case Managers and Allied Health Professionals

Referral forms are accepted via the operations centre LHNT.LCHSreferrals@nhs.net

Back to Specialist Services Date last modified 04/12/2018