Specialist Community Respiratory Services

The respiratory service exists to deliver high quality care for those with long-term respiratory conditions. Specialist nurses and physiotherapists draw upon expert knowledge to support both our patients and their wider health and care support network. We work passionately to equip our patients with the skills and resources to empower them to take control of their self-care and enable them to remain in their own home. 

What do we do?

Our Community Respiratory Team provides specialist care for patients and their families who are living with a diagnosis of a chronic lung disease - COPD, Bronchiectasis and Pulmonary Fibrosis. The service is available to people living with a chronic lung disease who have a GP in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough. 

Our working hours are from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

We can provide:

  • Respiratory assessments
  • Discharge reviews
  • Breathlessness management and chest clearance 
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Home care and support during periods of exacerbation
  • Long-term management of your respiratory condition
  • Oxygen therapy assessment and management
  • Symptom management
  • End of life support
  • Liaison and referral to other agencies if required.

Support can be provided through:

  • Telephone contact
  • Home visits
  • Clinics held in the community
  • Education and information

You can contact the team by calling 0330 726 0077, or you can send an email to:
cpm-tr.communityrespteam@nhs.net 
In an emergency please contact your GP, NHS 111 or the emergency services.

Our aim is to help you to manage your respiratory condition as well as possible. We can do this by helping you to understand your treatment, how to use your inhalers effectively, and tips for managing your symptoms appropriately.

For more information about respiratory conditions please click here.

To watch a film about the service please click here

To watch a film about the pulmonary rehabilitation classes run by the service please click here.

Enhanced Respiratory Clinics

These are run by specialist nurses and physiotherapists, who can also provide support with smoking cessation and psychological wellbeing. The clinics are suitable for patients who experience frequent exacerbations and breathlessness. They can also provide physiotherapist chest clearance. Please refer to the clinics using the referral form or via the admin hub number below. The clinics details are as follows:

Clinic location

Frequency

Healthy Living Centre, Princes St, Peterborough,
PE1 2QP

2nd and 4th Thursday of each month 9am – 1pm
1st and 3rd Monday of each month 9am – 1pm

Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon, PE29 6NT  

Every Friday 9am – 1pm

North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech,
PE13 3AB

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month 9am – 1pm

Princess of Wales, Lynn Rd, Littleport,
Ely CB6 1DN

2nd and 4th Monday of each month 9am – 1pm

Doddington, Benwick Road, Doddington, March, PE15 0UG

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 9am – 12noon

Brookfields Hospital,  351 Mill Rd, Cambridge, CB1 3DF

2nd and 4th Friday of each month 12noon – 4pm

Referral information

Referrals are accepted for patients on a CPFT caseload from:

  • Primary care clinicians (eg, GPs)
  • Community therapists and nursing staff
  • Hospital clinicians
  • Other health care professionals
  • Direct from patients once they are known to the service

As well as routine appointments we also have priority slots for urgent, same-day home visits. Information about the services and referral forms can be found at the bottom of the page under further information.

If you have any questions about the service or would like to make an urgent referral you can contact the team on 
0330 726 0077. 

 

 

The page was last updated on 06 September 2018 by Mark.Cole.

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Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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