We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
East Lancashire Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service - Information for Health Care Professionals
NICE (2006) states that all those with COPD who are suitable for pulmonary rehabilitation should receive it.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is designed for patients who have a:
Pulmonary rehabilitation has been shown to:
The East Lancashire Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme:
An initial assessment takes place at St Peters Centre, in Burnley, by a physiotherapist. The programme runs for 6 weeks with classes run twice weekly, at various locations across East Lancashire.
Classes are held at the following venues:
(links to maps and directions to these venues can be found on the patient section of the ELHT website) . Each session includes supervised exercise, education and group discussions.
The exercise component is tailored to each patient’s physical ability. All the exercises are aimed at improving stamina and strength, whilst education is provided around managing breathlessness. The educational component focuses on the management of the COPD conditions. Inhaler technique and smoking cessation are also addressed within the sessions.
Referral Criteria for Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
You can refer to pulmonary rehabilitation by downloading the Referral Form on this page. We would be very grateful if you could attach a GP summary or up-to-date copy of the patient’s prescription (if available):
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service,
Integrated Respiratory Team,
St Peter’s Health Centre
or Fax to: 01282 457434
Patients can self-refer into the service by contacting the pulmonary rehabilitation team on 01282 805514
If you have any further queries or if you would like to discuss a referral please do not hesitate to contact us on 01282 805514.
A PDF and word version of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation patient information leaflet is attached to the other documents section of this page.