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Support for service teams: pulmonary rehabilitation

This page provides a series of resources to support services who are participating in the audit of COPD secondary care, or who are eligible to participate and would like more information.  


To register your PR service to NACAP, please complete and send the registration and Caldicott Guardian approval forms below to pulmrehab@rcp.ac.uk. 

Patient consent

For a patient's data to be included in the audit, their consent must be obtained using the form below. 

Information governance

Information on when and how NACAP might share identifiable data, and a record on when this has occurred.
Data flows for PR 559.54 KB
Diagram showing how NACAP and its stakeholders access and use clinical data on PR.
Detailed explanation of NACAP’s approval to collect and store clinical data on PR, and how data is shared with NACAP’s stakeholders.

Audit and data collection guidance for participating services 

PR user guide 1.41 MB
Includes detailed support for accessing and using the webtool.
Find answers to the common questions PR services have about the NACAP clinical audit. Questions cover general information on the audit, technical questions on how to use the audit webtool, and questions on how we collect, store, use and share data.
A short visual guide to the questions asked as part of the clinical audit.
See the full list of data points you will be asked to enter on the audit webtool for each PR patient included in the audit. The document includes help notes to help you respond to each question.

Information to share with patients

Information for patients and details about how NACAP works in partnership with patients and carers can be found on the patient and public involvement and engagement page.  

Quality improvement (QI) support for PR services 

Generic and PR specific QI support is available for everyone on the NACAP website. This includes:  

  • Recommendations for QI priorities  
  • Slide-sets highlighting key findings from clinical audit reports, to inform and support clinical teams to make improvements 
  • ‘How to’ guides for the NACAP run charts  
  • Templates for driver diagrams, PDSA cycles and SMART aims.  

For more information about NACAP’s QI strategy and activities, see the NACAP QI page.

Examples of good practice 

See the PR good practice repository for ideas on how to drive improvements in your service or contact pulmrehab@rcp.ac.uk if you have an example that you would like to share with others.