Camden COPD & Oxygen Service – Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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COVID-19 notice

Please note we are not providing face-to-face groups at present. Continue to refer as normal and we will make contact with the patient to offer one of the following options:

  • advice and signposting to online/digital resources eg BLF, SPACE 
  • provision of a basic home exercise programme
  • remote Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The pulmonary rehabilitation course, lasting 6 weeks, focuses on exercise, education and self-management. Pulmonary rehabilitation should be offered to all patients MRC 3 and above, as well as any patients who feel functionally limited by breathlessness, or exacerbate frequently – see NICE COPD guidelines 2018. Please include patient spirometry confirming diagnosis of COPD on referral.


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • registered with Camden GP
  • MRC score of 3–5
  • MRC score of 1 or 2 with a history of repeated exacerbations or limited by breathlessness
  • COPD diagnosis
  • sufficient mobility
  • optimal medical management
  • ability to travel (transport available, if otherwise unable to attend)
  • willingness to participate

Exclusions

  • unstable angina
  • MI in last 4 weeks
  • uncontrolled CVD
  • serious locomotor disorders
  • other serious medical condition/cognitive impairment that restricts ability to participate
  • have attended in last year

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

Complete the EMIS form called 'Camden Community Health Referral Form - CNWL' which can be found on the EMIS Forms page, attaching any relevant discharge or outpatient reports and send by email.

e: camdenreferrals.cnwl@nhs.net

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Complete a CNWL Community Service referral form and attach any relevant discharge or outpatient reports.

e: camdenreferrals.cnwl@nhs.net


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