Introduction to our Department


The pulmonary rehabilitation department has an established national reputation for delivering excellent, evidence-based clinical care to the people of Leicestershire.  We have a strong track record of research and we collaborate with academic colleagues at the University of Leicester, Coventry University and other renowned academic centres.

The department comprises pulmonary rehabilitation specialist nurses, physiotherapists, exercise specialists, an occupational therapist and a health psychologist.  We also work closely with pharmacists, dietitians, exercise and respiratory physiologists.  Together with respiratory consultants, COPD specialist nurses and primary care, we offer rehabilitation to individuals with lung conditions.

We care for approximately 2500 patients a year who are referred from across Leicestershire. All our staff are highly trained to maintain the highest standards of clinical care.

Members of the rehabilitation team have contributed to a number of national and international guidelines on pulmonary rehabilitation, acknowledging the expertise within the department. These have included:

  • The British Thoracic Society Guidelines on Pulmonary Rehabilitation (2001 and 2012), Professor Mike Morgan, Professor Sally Singh and Dr Louise Sewell
  • The American & European Thoracic Society statement on Pulmonary Rehabilitation (2012), co-chair Professor Sally Singh, Professor Mike Morgan and Dr Louise Sewell
  • The National Institute for Clinical Excellence, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease updated (CG101) (2010), Professor Sally Singh

In addition we have contributed to many national documents supporting the commissioning and delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation services.