The Primary Care Respiratory Society

Inspiring best practice in respiratory care

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Inspiring best practice in respiratory care

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Education Providers

There are many groups who provide educational events, programmes and courses. We have highlighted below registered educational charities and academic institutions who we are aware have a strong respiratory background.   Unless specified, courses/programmes have not been endorsed or accredited by the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK.

The Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology (ARTP), through standards of training and quality assurance, are the professional guardians of physiological measurement issues in respiratory medicine in the UK. With over 35 years of experience in the design and delivery of lung function services, ARTP provides the only national, professionally recognised, qualifications in Respiratory Function Testing and Spirometry in the UK.ARTP also recommends standards for the design and delivery of lung function services through position papers from ARTP Working Groups on the structure, function and content of lung function facilities in the UK.An important function of the ARTP is the provision of opportunities for Continuing Professional Development. The ARTP organises meetings and courses on many respiratory topics. Click HERE for more information

Education For Health.  www.educationforhealth.org

Education for Health are a leading UK based educational charity, supporting nurses and healthcare professionals working with patients living with long term conditions.  Through their clinically led education and training, research and advocacy work, they play an integral role in enabling healthcare professionals to deliver the best possible care for patients.

The Education for Health Group, which includes Respiratory Education UK (REUK), offers a comprehensive range of education and training, including free-to-access online resources, workshops and accredited modules which can be taken as standalone courses or used to achieve a DipHE or BSc programme accredited by The Open University.

The Masters Programme in Respiratory Practice, accredited by the University of Hertfordshire and originally developed by REUK - including individual Level 7 modules - is now delivered as part of Education for Health’s portfolio of training and education, retaining REUK’s strong legacy in supporting the development and delivery of respiratory services across both primary and secondary care.

Click here to see all courses [link to www.educationforhealth.org/allcourses

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The National Centre for Smoking Cessation Training http://www.ncsct.co.uk/index.php

The National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) is a social enterprise committed to support the delivery of effective evidence-based tobacco control programmes and smoking cessation interventions provided by local stop smoking services. 

The NCSCT works with and for the field to deliver training and assessment programmes, support services for local and national providers and conducts research into behavioural support for smoking cessation.

Telephone:  01305 755828

Respiratory Matters.  Asthma, COPD and Spirometry Diplomas

Respiratory Matters has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. This licence gives assurance that the content of each diploma is of a high standard and meets the rigorous accreditation requirements of a national awarding organisation.  The diploma modules are delivered by face-to-face teaching, and supported with distance learning materials and e mail/telephone support.  The assessments include audit and the development of protocols in practice, and are therefore an integral part of general practice. There is no unseen examination.  For further information visit www.respiratorymatters.com

Postgraduate Courses

Certificate of Advanced Study in Allergy - Imperial College London.  A postgraduate level course for students wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in allergic disease. The courses can be taken as stand-alone postgraduate qualification or as part of an MSc.  The content has been chosen and structured to ensure that it covers both the immunological mechanisms underlying common allergic manifestations and the most up-to-date diagnostic and therapeutic techniques available to manage allergic disease. For further information please visit the website HERE or contact the Course Director Dr Jill A Warner: jill.warner@imperial.ac.uk

MSc Short Courses in Allergy - Imperial College London.  Masters level courses have places available for students wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in allergic disease. These short courses of 2-days duration plus access to online e-learning, can all be taken as part of the MSc or as stand-alone CPD accredited short courses. For a list of the dates and course titles please visit the website HERE

Primary Care Training Centre.  Provide a range of study courses including diploma courses in respiratory disease management.  Training centres in Leeds and London.  For more information contact 0870 850 0539 visit the website  to contact PCTC.