Refer as per routine physiotherapy referral or through SCI Gateway

Key elements in management stable COPD 

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Classes


Individually tailored pulmonary rehabilitation programmes aim to stabilise or improve both the physical and mental wellbeing of the patient by attempting to return the patient to the highest possible level of functional capacity given their respiratory handicap and general medical status.


To achieve maximal functional independence in activities of daily living.
To improve the psychological wellbeing of the patient.
To provide appropriate prophylactic advice and education on life style modification for patients, relatives and carers.
To minimise the need for and dependency on Health and Social Services; and other agencies.
Prevent the downward spiral into disability.

Patient information: Pulmonary Rehabilitation classes

Pulmonary rehabilitation - information for patients


MRCMedical Research Council
COPDChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder

Last reviewed: 12/05/2023

Next review date: 31/05/2026

Author(s): Respiratory Consultant and Nurse Specialist.

Version: 3

Approved By: TAM subgroup of ADTC

Reviewer name(s): Dr Murray and Corinne Clark.

Document Id: TAM369

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