The pulmonary rehabilitation workstream of the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP) will comprise three parts: a continuous clinical audit of service provision and delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation (due to start in March 2019), a snapshot audit of the organisation and resourcing of services, and an accreditation scheme. Participation in the pulmonary rehabilitation workstream of NACAP is a requisite of trust quality accounts.
The pulmonary rehabilitation workstream previously formed part of the National COPD Audit Programme, which produced clinical, organisational and outcome reports in 2017 and early 2018 including Pulmonary rehabilitation: An exercise in improvement.
This audit aims to collect information on all patients referred to and who receive pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD. Data, obtained from patient case notes, will be collected, and entered into a secure and bespoke audit web-tool.
Registration for the pulmonary rehabilitation workstream of NACAP is now open. All pulmonary rehabilitation services that provide care for people with COPD in England, Scotland and Wales are eligible to register for and participate in this audit.
You can access the registration documents within the pulmonary rehabilitation workstream resources.
If you would like further information about how to register your service for the audit please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full biennial snapshot organisational audit which will collect data on the organisation and resource of pulmonary rehabilitation services. Data collection will take place via the bespoke audit web-tool. A smaller biennial organisational audit will take place in alternate years to the full, for case ascertainment purposes only.
Following a pilot, a new accreditation scheme for pulmonary rehabilitation services will start in April 2018. The scheme will run in partnership with our pulmonary rehabilitation audit programme.
The above timeline may be subject to change but we will keep you updated regarding any changes and provide additional timeline details as they are confirmed.
If you think your data may have been collected as part of this audit and wish to have it removed, then please speak to a member of your respiratory team at the hospital that treated you, or contact a member of the audit programme team on email@example.com or phone +44 (0)20 3075 1526.
All relevant pulmonary rehabilitation providers in England, Scotland and Wales are expected to participate. NACAP is included in the list of national audits for inclusion in trusts’ Quality Accounts, and is also included in the NHS Wales Clinical Audit & Outcome Review Plan.