The Institute of Clinical Science and Technology

National Spirometry programme

The official Spirometry programme for the UK


We have a proven delivery model for Spirometry across the whole of the UK – efficient, successful and cost-effective. We are leaders in quality assured spirometry education. Our vision is that every patient gets the right diagnosis.

In partnership with the guardians of spirometry the Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP), endorsed by Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS) and Respiratory Health Implementation Group (RHIG)

 

Overview

ICST holds the professional spirometry register on behalf of the ARTP


We are the sole provider of the official ARTP competency-based training programme, endorsed by the PCRS. We host the booking system, e-portfolio and blended learning and offer training programmes for GP’s, nurses and other healthcare workers. We also host the National Register for the UK.

Objectives

This is a direct result of the All Parliamentary Group (APPG) Report on Premature Mortality from Respiratory Disease (2014).

The recommendations of the APPG, includes a common curriculum, quality training, and assessment of healthcare professionals against defined standards, with a national register for all spirometry practitioners. The evidence is unequivocal, spirometry standards must improve and this is how ICST and its partners are leading the way.

 

Benefits

Learning spirometry anywhere, anytime

Equity of access to education, learn spirometry anywhere, anytime. Learn on your mobile, using a tablet, or any PC with support.

Practice wise, it’s made a huge difference. Before, I thought I was diagnosing correctly, but I’ve changed all that. I feel much more confident as I now know what I’m doing. Safer practice really.

Bethan

Nurse, GP practice, Powys

Features

Functional and intuitive learning

 

Learn about spirometry from the leading experts in the UK. A step-by-step process to spirometry registration.

Working with the Institute of Clinical Science and Technology, the RHIG has successfully adapted spirometry training into a flexible, accessible programme for the ARTP and this is going to be the model adopted in England. We intend using a similar process to standardise training and competencies for a range of other interventions.

Simon Barry

National Clinical lead Respiratory Health Implementation Group, NHS Wales Consultant Respiratory Physician

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