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Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Time to breathe better

This audit report on the resources and organisation of PR services is the first comprehensive national audit of PR provision anywhere in the world, and it offers insight into the quality and quantity of provision of 224 programmes.

It details national data relating to the resourcing and organisation of Pulmonary Rehabilitation services in England and Wales and also documents attainment against relevant Pulmonary Rehabilitation guidelines and quality standards as published by the British Thoracic Society (BTS) in 2013 and 2014.

The information, key findings and recommendations outlined in the report are designed to provide readers with a basis for identifying areas in need of change and to facilitate development of improvement programmes that are relevant not only to Pulmonary Rehabilitation programmes but also to commissioners and policymakers.