Respiratory Team

Helping you to be confident in managing your condition and maintaining your independence if you have been diagnosed with a chronic lung disease; our team of specialist nurses, physiotherapists and respiratory healthcare assistants are on hand to support you.

Find out more about Respiratory Team

Overview

Our respiratory team offers assessment, clinical advice, optimisation of medication and education and support for both patient and carers. Our aim is for patients to be confident in managing their condition and maintaining their independence.

We usually see patients in one of our clinics but if housebound we can arrange home visits.

Patients who have a chronic lung disease are assessed and if appropriate are invited to attend a course of pulmonary rehabilitation classes. These consist of exercises, specially adapted for people with lung disease and education where they can learn more about their condition, share experiences with others and find out how to better manage their condition. This is a six week, twice weekly programme held at three venues across the borough. Patients are able to select the best location to suit them either at Beckenham Beacon, Orpington Methodist Church Hall or St Augustines Church Hall.

Where appropriate patients are also assessed for oxygen and prescribed this if required. All patients who have oxygen at home for any reason are supported and monitored.

 

Using this service

To initially use this service you’ll need a referral from a GP, hospital or any other healthcare professional. Once known to the service you can self-refer back within a year of discharge.

 

Who is this service for?

People over the age of 18 who have a chronic lung condition or if you are receiving oxygen therapy at home.

 

Appointments

Your first appointment

Your initial appointment will be for one hour. The specialist team member will take a detailed history from you and look at the medication you take. Your inhaler techniques will also be checked. We may also perform a simple procedure called a spirometry test where we will ask you to breath into a spirometer machine to see how well your lungs are working.

 We will then discuss the options and work with you to find the best plan of care specifically designed for your needs.

Follow up appointments are for 30 minutes.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

If you have an appointment which you are unable to attend please let us know by calling 0300 330 5777.

Overview

Our respiratory team offers assessment, clinical advice, optimisation of medication and education and support for both patient and carers. Our aim is for patients to be confident in managing their condition and maintaining their independence.

We usually see patients in one of our clinics but if housebound we can arrange home visits.

Patients who have a chronic lung disease are assessed and if appropriate are invited to attend a course of pulmonary rehabilitation classes. These consist of exercises, specially adapted for people with lung disease and education where they can learn more about their condition, share experiences with others and find out how to better manage their condition. This is a six week, twice weekly programme held at three venues across the borough. Patients are able to select the best location to suit them either at Beckenham Beacon, Orpington Methodist Church Hall or St Augustines Church Hall.

Where appropriate patients are also assessed for oxygen and prescribed this if required. All patients who have oxygen at home for any reason are supported and monitored.

 

Using this service

To initially use this service you’ll need a referral from a GP, hospital or any other healthcare professional. Once known to the service you can self-refer back within a year of discharge.

 

Who is this service for?

People over the age of 18 who have a chronic lung condition or if you are receiving oxygen therapy at home.

 

Appointments

Your first appointment

Your initial appointment will be for one hour. The specialist team member will take a detailed history from you and look at the medication you take. Your inhaler techniques will also be checked. We may also perform a simple procedure called a spirometry test where we will ask you to breath into a spirometer machine to see how well your lungs are working.

 We will then discuss the options and work with you to find the best plan of care specifically designed for your needs.

Follow up appointments are for 30 minutes.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

If you have an appointment which you are unable to attend please let us know by calling 0300 330 5777.

Lynn Orford

Respiratory Team Lead

Our Respiratory Team clinic locations