Publish date: 29 November 2022

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be among the first 100 organisations nationally to have their pulmonary rehabilitation service accredited by the Royal College of Physicians. 

Pulmonary rehabilitation is an exercise and education based programme that helps people who have been diagnosed with a chronic breathing condition to improve their general fitness, reduce their breathlessness and gain knowledge to help them maintain their wellbeing.

The Trust’s service is based at Ashton Primary Care Centre, with classes also taking place at Glossop Primary Care Centre.

Participants in the six week programme take part in two classes a week.

Referrals to the service are made from other community services, such as GP surgeries, and from specialist lung services across Greater Manchester.

The service is currently staffed by clinical pathway lead Jack Mason, physiotherapists Paul Wike and Rich Atta, and technical instructor Adele Landy.

Professor Sally Singh, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services Accreditation Scheme Clinical Lead said:Pulmonary rehabilitation is a highly valued intervention for the individual and the healthcare system.

“Accreditation supports pulmonary rehabilitation services to deliver high-quality care in line with national standards.

“We are delighted that Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust is one of the first 100 centres embarking on the accreditation journey. It is a highly valued programme that has the full support of NHS England.”