What we do
The ASSOCIATION OF CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS IN RESPIRATORY CARE is a national body of Physiotherapists interested in respiratory care, formed in November 1980, now with over 900 members. It is one of the larger clinical interest groups within the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Through our well-established national and international links with hospitals offering a respiratory physiotherapy service and links with other respiratory organisations (such as BTS, ERS, BLF,ICS,APCP) we facilitate the exchange of information, ideas and research findings to our members. Our aim is to promote best practice in respiratory Physiotherapy for the benefit of patients.
We publish a respiratory journal annually which includes original research, service evaluation and case studies with the aim of promoting the exchange of ideas in respiratory care and providing a forum for discussion of the findings of research and development in respiratory physiotherapy. We also publish a Respiratory Review biannually which gives an overview of clinically relevant research published in other journals. A monthly electronic newsletter and yearly paper newsletter informs our members of courses, current affairs in the world of respiratory physiotherapy and forthcoming events, as well as reviews of recent events and forums. Through our Champions posts and members’ register we are able to offer advice to members on all aspects of respiratory physiotherapy.