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Integrated COPD Service

The Integrated COPD Service provides consultant, respiratory nurse, respiratory physiotherapy and pulmonary rehabilitation clinics in the community and closer to patients’ homes. This ensures greater ease of access to services, whilst maintaining the highest standards.

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How to be referred

You can be referred to the following parts of the service by your GP or other healthcare professionals:

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Intervention clinic
  • Acute Respiratory Assessment Service (ARAS)
  • Respiratory physiotherapy
  • Home oxygen service clinic

The following clinics will predominantly be used for follow up from the hospital:

  • Respiratory nurse clinics
  • Respiratory consultant clinics

Early Supported Discharge can only be accessed if you are admitted into hospital with your breathing and the consultant/ respiratory nurses feel that you are appropriate for Early Supported Discharge.

Bedford Hospital

The service operates Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm.

There are dedicated telephone numbers for the service:

RIST (Respiratory Information and Support Team) for patient or general advice: 01234 795859
Email address: [email protected]
The team use the following GP surgeries to run clinics from:

North Bedfordshire:

Priory Medical Practice
48 The Glebe
Clapham
Bedford
MK41 6GA

The Shefford Health Centre
Iveldale Drive
Shefford
Bedfordshire
SG17 5AU
Tel: 01462 814899

South Bedfordshire:
Houghton Regis Medical Centre

Salisbury House Surgery

N.B. You don’t need to be registered with these GP practices to be seen by the Integrated COPD Team.

 

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

The Bedfordshire Integrated COPD Service operates Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

There are dedicated telephone numbers for the service:

  • Main Telephone: 01582 497483
  • Acute Respiratory Assessment Service (ARAS): 07535 977268
  • Early Supported Discharge: 07535 977269
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation: 07775 025380

At present the Integrated COPD Team will use the following GP surgeries to run clinics from:

Houghton Regis Health Centre
Bedford Square
Houghton Regis
Dunstable
LU5 5ES

Salisbury House Surgery
Lake Street
Leighton Buzzard
LU7 1RS

Please note: You will not need to be registered with these GP practices to be seen by the Integrated COPD Team.