Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is one of the most effective treatments for people with COPD and can greatly benefit people other lung conditions like pulmonary fibrosis and bronchiectasis. Yet, access to PR is poor. The eligibility criteria are too strict, referral rates are low and waiting times are too long.

We need PR to be available to everyone who would benefit from it. This means more services, more staff and more referrals. This would improve the health of people living with lung disease and reduce the impact of lung disease on the NHS

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.