Nottinghamshire Healthcare FT: Children’s Community Respiratory Physiotherapy Team (including Rapid Response)

The Children’s Community Respiratory Physiotherapy Service are a team of four specialist physiotherapists. The service was established to improve outcomes, quality of life and experience for children with complex disorders, in line with the NHS long term plan.

The 120 children and young people on the caseload across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have life-limiting conditions and are at risk of life-threatening chest infections. The team work together using their exceptional assessment, treatment and management skills of the acutely unwell child to prevent hospital admissions, allowing families to remain together within their own home, reducing A&E attendances and admissions to hospital.

Read a detailed case study about this project at HSJ Solutions

Highly commended:

  • Liverpool University Hospitals FT: Ambulatory Home Ventilation service


  • Cambridge and Peterborough FT in collaboration with Primary Care Across the North Alliance: CPFT Community Respiratory Urgent Triage Pilot for Cambridgeshire
  • East and North Hertfordshire Trust: COVID Virtual Clinic
  • North East London FT: Care Home Initiative
  • North Lincolnshire CCG: Virtual Reality Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme
  • University Hospital Southampton FT: Covid-19 Point of Care testing hub (CoV-19 POC)