An entry on the Hippocratic Post describes pulmonary rehabilitation exercises, including singing, to help those with lung disease.

The British Lung Foundation have developed an excellent COPD passport, which empowers patients and lists the areas that need to be covered during a doctor’s appointment, including the prescription of PR.  Discussions explaining the benefits of PR should be a priority in consultations.

NICE currently recommends pulmonary rehabilitation for people suffering from COPD, but other patients can benefit as well, such as those with asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and bronchiectasis. It is important that we work with commissioners to ensure courses are sufficiently resourced to give access to rehab for those patients who need it.