A recent audit has revealed the need for more respiratory physiotherapists to provide care for COPD patients, according to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

“Specialist respiratory physiotherapists play a vital role in helping patients to recover from an exacerbation, prevent breathlessness and avoid further re-admissions. They can also support patients in managing their condition longer term and help with smoking cessation which is a major cause of COPD. However, with recent cuts to specialist posts, this audit suggests that there are simply not enough respiratory physiotherapists available to ensure that all patients receive the support that’s needed.

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