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An overview of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services Accreditation Scheme (PRSAS) accomplishments since its launch 2 years ago

The PRSAS launched in April 2018 with the aim of improving the quality of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) services throughout the UK.

Since then, PRSAS has seen a 400% increase in services joining the programme. There are currently 47 services working towards accreditation.

In 2019, the NHS Long Term Plan shone a much-needed spotlight on PR and identified its role as a key intervention for people with a respiratory disease. In 2020, NHS England and Improvement launched targeted funding for PR services, a new service specification and began working with PRSAS to improve uptake to the accreditation programme.

Thanks to this support, PRSAS is able to offer discounts and bespoke support offers to services. For more information go to www.prsas.org/get-involved.

PR services will play an important role post COVID-19 as PR is an integral part of the patient’s recovery journey. The PRSAS programme looks forward to being part of the important work that PR services are doing now and in the near future, and will work continuously to improve the quality of PR services throughout the UK.

The presentation, PRSAS – our journey so far, illustrates our milestones and achievements to date.

We’d like to thank all the stakeholders, assessors and PR services who have supported, worked with and registered for PRSAS.