Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is one of the most effective treatments for people with lung conditions like COPD and can also be of benefit for pulmonary fibrosis and bronchiectasis. Yet, some people who would benefit aren't eligible for NHS treatment or can't access PR.

Improving access to PR could improve the health of people with lung disease and at the same time save the NHS money. Currently, not enough people who are eligible are being referred to PR.

We need PR to be available to everyone who would benefit from it. This means more services, more staff and more referrals for treatment.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation for people with IPF

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What this page will tell you

This page will provide evidence and information relating to pulmonary rehabilitation treatment for people living with IPF. It will check progress against the Taskforce recommendation to:

Improve access to pulmonary rehabilitation so that every person with an MRC breathlessness score of grades 2 and above is identified, referred to, and has the opportunity to complete, a programme

This will be measured through the following measure of success:

An increase from 53% in the proportion of people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) referred to a pulmonary rehabilitation programme, as measured by the BTS IPF registry, with a target established within one year.