Support services

Support services

Hertfordshire respiratory services

Pulmonary rehab

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a course of exercise and education for people with a long-term lung condition.  It’s designed for people who are severely breathless. The pulmonary rehab multidisciplinary team contains physiotherapists, nurses and occupational therapists.   Sessions run in clinic locations in Bishop’s Stortford, Letchworth, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Hertford and Cheshunt. Refer your patient here (scroll to ‘making a referral’ section).

Download information about pulmonary rehab sessions for your patients.


Integrated Community Respiratory Service

The Integrated Community Respiratory Service is a new service delivered jointly by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. Six Respiratory Specialist Practitioners cover most of east and north Hertfordshire supported by a Respiratory Practitioner and admin staff.

We look after respiratory patients with complex needs – helping to plan their care. We also support patients that have been admitted to hospital and need additional help when they go home. We assess people who might need oxygen at home and also provide education in primary and community services.

Patients we’ve looked after in the past can also refer themselves back to us for further support if they feel that their symptoms are escalating. This helps patients avoid having to be admitted to hospital if it can be avoided.

Patients who have been referred to the community respiratory service have benefitted from personalised support to help them manage their condition. These real examples from the service show the difference good support can make to a person living with a lung condition.

Click here to read how the ICRS have transformed the lives of patients with long term breathing problems.
Refer a patient to the ICRS by using this form.

 

Free 12-week asthma support programme

Asthma UK is running a free 12-week programme developed by asthma clinicians and health psychology experts to help motivate patients to manage their asthma well. The course is free for both patients and practices. More information is available here.  

 

Respiratory clinical advice by email

The ENHT respiratory consultants run an email clinical advice service which is available throughout the week to practice respiratory leads – both GPs and Practice Nurses. You can contact the respiratory consultants with any respiratory queries and expect a response within 48 hours (they aim to respond within 24 hours).

Please use the following email address: respconsultants.enh-tr@nhs.net

Please note that this service is for clinical advice not for information about appointments.

Last modified: 

10 May 2018