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Supporting Patients

A collection of links and resources to help us support patients and adapt our working practice to offer continuity of services for those without COVID-19

General Advice and Signposting

Asthma UK advice for people with asthma during COVID-19 outbreak

British Lung Foundation advice for people with a lung condition during COVID-19 outbreak

European Respiratory Society Q&A for patients

Advice from The Patients Association


Home-based intervention

Space for COPD web-based Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme


Activate Your Heart web-based Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme

Kindly made available to access free of charge for patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. Huge thanks to the University Hospitals of Leicester team for this. Please contact them on Twitter @pulm_rehabUHL or @AYHLeicester, or email to get an access code

Asthma UK inhaler technique videos

British Lung Foundation exercise videos to support patients to exercise at home

British Lung Foundation exercise handbook (downlaodable). This handbook is designed for people with lung conditions to exercise at home

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Get Up & Go falls prevention exercise videos

Move it or Lose it  - exercise at home for older people during COVID-19 outbreak



ORCHA - list of tested and approved health management and remote monitoring apps for NHS use


Breathlessness management

See below for a patient advice sheet for managing breathlessness at home during the COVID-19 outbreak (Kings Helath Partners)