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Support for service teams: pulmonary rehabilitation

Please note NRAP do not have information governance permission to view or receive patient identifiable data (including, but not limited to date of birth, NHS number and patient address). 

Please do not send NRAP any patient identifiable information. We will still assist with your query to the best of our ability. 

If you require support in resolving specific import error queries, we advise that you contact the webtool provider Crown directly via helpdesk@crownaudit.org. Please do not send any data by email to Crown. 

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

Eligibility   

All services in England and Wales who deliver pulmonary rehabilitation to patients with the following respiratory conditions, are eligible to participate:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • COPD
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Long covid
  • Other chronic respiratory disease
  • Pre/post thoracic surgery (including lung volume reduction)
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Chronic heart failure.

To register your hospital, please complete and send the registration and Caldicott Guardian approval forms below to praudit@rcp.ac.uk.

Service mergers and name changes

If your service mergers with another or there is a change to the provider name, please complete and send the form 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 this form.

Information governance

Audit and data collection guidance for participating services 

  • PR user guide - detailed support for accessing and using the webtool as well as advice on information governance, data collection and submission. 
  • PR welcome pack - detailed information for new users of the webtool as well as links to other useful materials.
  • PR frequently asked questions - find answers to the common questions PR services have about the NRAP 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.
  • PR clinical audit dataset v3 - see the full list of data points you will be asked to enter on the audit webtool for each patient included in the audit. The document includes help notes to help you respond to each question.
  • PR clinical audit dataset v4 - for use from November 2023, for the expanded PR Audit. A new v4 dataset has been introduced as part of an expansion of the PR clinical audit to include COPD related and other respiratory conditions. You can now enter all patients that have had an initial assessment appointment date on or after 1 November 2023.
  • Importing tehcnical guidance for the NRAP audits
  • Guidance for using the webtool import function
  • Data entry deadlines 2023-2026.

Information to share with patients

Information for patients and details about how NRAP works in partnership with patients and carers can be found on the patient support page.

Healthcare improvement (HI) support for PR services 

Generic and asthma specific HI support is available for everyone on the NRAP website. This includes:  

  • Recommendations for HI priorities
  • Slide sets highlighting key findings from clinical audit reports to inform and support clinical teams to make improvements
  • "How to" guides for NRAP runcharts
  • Templates for driver diagrams, PDSA cycles and SMART aims.

For more information about NRAP's HI strategy and activities, click here.