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Rehabilitation guidelines

Some of these guidelines were written before the Covid 19 pandemic but are very relevent when considering long term rehabiltaition for covid 19 patients.


National Guidance 

NHS England Commissoning guidance for rehabilitation

NHS England standard contract for specialised rehabilitation for patients with highly complex needs (all ages) 



Click here to see resources and guidance from the CSP are rehabilitation. They have also published 2 rehabilitation standards that can be found at the bottom of this page. 


Rehabilitation of critical ill and those with neurological problems 

NICE Rehabilitation after critical illness in adults

NICE: Stroke rehabilitation:Therapy

British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine 


Cardiac Rehabilitation 

BACPR Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation 2017

SIGN 150 • Cardiac rehabilitation, a national clinical guideline 


Pulmonary Rehabilitation 

BTS Guideline on Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Adults

An Official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Policy Statement: Enhancing Implementation, Use, and Delivery of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

British Thoracic Society guidance - resource pack for Pulmonary Rehabilitation 

British Thoracic Society - Pulmonary Rehabilitation Remote Assessment

For possible outcome measures to use these are 2 publications on sit-to-stand tests:

British Thoracic Society PR guidance for reopening services for 'business as usual' and 'COVID-19 survivors' (and appended checklists) 

British Lung Foundation PR Resource Pack

Please see the Supporting Patients section of our website to access more online pulmonary rehab, cardiac rehab and exercise resources

ACPRC Statement and considerations for the remote delivery of PR services during the COVID-19 pandemic - see download below