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Please find below leaflets that your patient may find useful:
Patients that are having difficulty with sputum clearance or are experiencing a high sputum burden should see a physiotherapist for advice about airway clearance to develop a patient-centred regimen.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is delivered in sites throughout the county by physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses. It is a course that offers respiratory patients group sessions that include activity and education about their respiratory disease and improves the patient’s confidence and ability to self-manage. It is an intensive course of two 2 hourly sessions over seven weeks and is highly recommended upon hospital discharge. Please send referrals to: email@example.com & refer to the criteria checklist on the Referral Form.
myCOPD is an online education, self-management and Pulmonary Rehabilitation platform that has recently been made available on the NHS Digital & Innovation Tariff.
myCOPD is adopted by the Pulmonary Rehabilitation team as an option for individuals that either cannot commit to the time requirement of Pulmonary Rehabilitation or are faced with a wait of three months or more prior to being offered a place on a PR programme.
Continue to refer patients to Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the entry points that the patients will be offered myCOPD will at triage and post assessment by the respiratory specialist at GCS.
On referral to Pulmonary Rehabilitation a Patient information leaflet can be passed to patient to provide information on myCOPD in preparation for PR.
All patients with a high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) confirmed diagnosis of bronchiectasis/recent HRCT, that meet the below criteria should be referred to secondary care: