The Respiratory Service supports patients who have a range of respiratory diseases and supports them to manage their condition.
Overview of the service
The Respiratory Service is a multidisciplinary team of specialist nurses, physiotherapists, an occupational therapist and an assistant practitioner who specialise in the treatment and management of adults with respiratory disease within the community. We support patients with a diagnosed respiratory disease and we provide the following services: pulmonary rehabilitation; assessment and prescribing of oxygen, prescribing of inhalers and specialist care through one-to-one clinic and home visit sessions. We also provide advice to patients and their families on lifestyle changes and how to monitor and self-manage their own condition.
Patients can be seen in a range of settings including their own homes, clinics and GP practices.
Who can access this service?
This service can be accessed by patients who:
- Are over 18 years of age
- Are registered with a Sutton GP
- Have a diagnosis of respiratory disease.
Team members who could be involved in patient care
- Respiratory Specialist Nurses
- Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapists
- Respiratory Occupational Therapist
- Respiratory Assistant Practitioner.
Is patient self-referral available?
Patients can self-refer if they have previously been treated by the team. New patients will need to be referred by to the service by their GP or care team.
Is transport provided?
No, patients will need to provide their own transport.
Are home visits available?
Yes, we can visit patients in their own home. For more information about home visits, please contact the team on the details below.
For all enquiries from both patients and healthcare professionals, please contact:
Sutton Health and Care
411a Green Wrythe Lane
For health professionals and referrals, please call 020 8296 4111. For all patient enquries, please call 020 8296 4100.
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