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How to be referred

You can be referred to the following parts of the service by your GP or other healthcare professionals:

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Intervention Clinic
  • Acute Respiratory Assessment Service (ARAS)
  • Respiratory Physiotherapy

The following clinics will predominantly be used for follow up from the hospital:

  • Respiratory Nurse Clinics
  • Respiratory Consultant Clinics

Early Supported Discharge can only be accessed if you are admitted into hospital with your breathing and the consultant/respiratory nurses feel that you are appropriate for Early Supported Discharge.

Service Access
The Bedfordshire Integrated COPD Service operates Monday to Friday, 8.00 – 17.00.

There are dedicated telephone numbers for the service:

Main Telephone: 01582 497483
Fax: 01582 718388
Acute Respiratory Assessment Service (ARAS): 07535 977268
Early Supported Discharge: 07535 977269
Pulmonary Rehabilitation: 07775 025380