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Community Respiratory Service

Checked: 12-11-2018 by vicky.ryan Next Review: 02-10-2019

Service Overview - Bristol

Please note that this service is only available to patients registered with a GP in the Bristol area

The Bristol Community Health Community Respiratory Service is made up of health care professionals who specialise in providing services for people with chronic respiratory diseases. These services include; preventing unnecessary admission to hospital, supporting early discharge from hospital, home oxygen assessment review and pulmonary rehabilitation. See below to find out more about each of these services.

Please access the Bristol Community Health - Community Respiratory Service website for further information on the service and on how to refer.

Service Overview - South Gloucestershire

The service involves four elements:

  • an oxygen assessment and review service for patients needing oxygen therapy

  • a prevention service to avoid you needing to go into hospital

  • a hospital at home service following a hospital discharge

  • an exercise and education programme (pulmonary rehabilitation)

Patients may receive care under all four elements or just one or two depending upon your individual needs. We may also liaise and refer patients on to other services if required.

Please refer to the Respiratory Specialist Team website for further information.

Referral Guidance - South Gloucestershire

Patients can be referred by:

  • Their GP

  • Community Matron

  • District Nurses 

  • Other healthcare professionals

  • Self referral, if patient is known to the service already

Contact the service on:

Leap Valley Surgery Downend, Bristol, BS16 6UG

Tel: 01225 831463  

Service overview - North Somerset

Home oxygen assessments in North Somerset are undertaken by the Home Oxygen Team at NSCP.

The Home Oxygen Service referral form is available as an EMIS template and can be sent via EMIS Managed Referrals or emailed to  Alternatively, use the referral form in the link above to make a referral.

Enquiries: 01275 546555