REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

Spirometry

Checked: 15-10-2018 by Rob.Adams Next Review: 15-10-2019

Overview

Spirometry for diagnostic or monitoring purposes is now widely available in primary care and should normally be undertaken in practice. If this is not possible or further respiratory physiology testing is required then the acute trusts offer access to spirometry - see section below on how to refer.

There are useful instructions on how to perform spirometry and on interpretation of results on the patient.co.uk website.

The NBT Respiratory Physiology webpage has some useful information and patient information leaflets.

Referral

Information below is currently being updated and therefore may not be correct at this time (15.10.18)

UHB

There is no longer a drop in service for spirometry at UHB and patients will be seen by appointment only via eRS referral (Respiratory NOS)

Telephone: Lung function appointments 0117 3422616

NBT

Referrals should be sent via eReferral and will be triaged by a Referral Assessment Service (RAS).