This site uses cookies to enhance your experience. By scrolling or continuing to use this site without changing your browser settings, you are consenting to our Cookie and Privacy Policy.

Frimley Health Values Logo

Our community respiratory team is a specialist team of respiratory nurses, physiotherapists and physiotherapy technicians providing outstanding integrated respiratory care for patients with asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis, home oxygen and long Covid to patients across North-East Hampshire, Farnham, and Surrey Heath. Our staff are highly motivated, receptive to change and dedicated to providing patients high standard of care.

The team prides itself on how caring, courteous, and knowledgeable its staff are; each member of staff strives to achieve the Frimley Health Trust values and core behaviours. As a specialist team we work autonomously, and our clinical decision making is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation.

The team is part of the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS) which also works throughout East Berkshire. This means the team works closely with Frimley Park Hospital and the Adult Integrated Respiratory (AIR) team (the community respiratory team who provide services to patients living in East Berkshire).

Community respiratory team mission statement:

Our respiratory service provides assessment, treatment, management and constant evaluation of respiratory care and rehabilitation needs for people with respiratory conditions in the outpatient, community, and domiciliary settings across Frimley Integrated Care System (ICS). The aim of the service is to support patients and their families/carers to develop self-care strategies that will empower them to remain independent and self-manage their condition.

Pulmonary rehabilitation mission statement:

To provide a well organised and structured pulmonary rehabilitation program enabling respiratory patients to improve their strength and fitness as well as increase their confidence in self-managing their lung condition.

The services that the FHFT community respiratory team provide can be found below:

Pulmonary rehabilitation

Admission avoidance and supported discharge

  • exacerbation management
  • disease monitoring for admission/readmission prevention

Respiratory physiotherapy

  • airway clearance advice
  • assessment and treatment of breathing pattern disorders

Oxygen assessment

  • assessment and review of those who require oxygen in the community setting

Respiratory disease management

  • holistic respiratory assessment, medication management and creation of self management plans
  • Inhaler guidance and support
  • symptom management and end of life support in conjunction with the palliative care team

Breathlessness management

  • anxiety related breathlessness management
  • energy conservations advice

Teaching and specialist respiratory support for community practitioners