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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This section contains all of the current guidelines, quality statements and commissioning toolkits for Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

BTS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines (2013)

The new PR Guidelines are currently under review and are expected to be released in Autumn 2020.

BTS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Quality Standards (2014)

An Official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Statement: Key Concepts and Advances in Pulmonary Rehabilitation (2013)

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) toolkit for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). This information is for CCGs and commissioners looking to implement PR in their region

National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP): Pulmonary Rehabilitation workstream

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in COPD: The Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) Impact Model on Exacerbations (PRIME), demonstrates the potential impact of Physiotherapy-led PR on exacerbations of COPD. Here, you can find and share the evidence for your area. 

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services Accreditation Scheme (PRSAS) was launched in April 2018. The aim of the programme is to improve the quality of pulmonary rehabilitation services throughout the UK. The programme is run by the Royal College of Physicians and runs in collaboration with the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP)