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Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) workstream

NACAP’s pulmonary rehabilitation workstream includes a continuous clinical audit of people living with COPD who are referred for PR, a snapshot audit of the organisation and resourcing of care, and an accreditation programme for PR services in England and Wales.  

Continuous clinical audit 

The PR continuous clinical audit collects information on people living with COPD who are referred to a PR programme. 

Organisational audit 

Snapshot organisational audits collect information on how services are organised and what resources are available to them at a given point in time. The most recent organisational audit took place from 1 November – 3 December 2021 and will report findings at Trust/Health board level. 


The PRSAS accreditation programme aims to recognise excellence in PR services’ provision of care and support services to make improvements. The programme is supported by NHS England and runs in partnership with our PR audit workstream. You can register via the PRSAS website. 

How to participate 

All services in England and Wales that provide pulmonary rehabilitation to COPD patients can participate in the audit by entering data into a secure and bespoke audit webtool. Clinical and non-clinical staff can take part in data submission. Participation is a requisite of trust quality accounts in England. 

Contact us at pulmrehab@rcp.ac.uk for more information or download our registration form from the service team support page.

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