​The South East (Kent Surrey Sussex) Clinical Network and KSS Respiratory Network (hosted by KSS AHSN) are delighted to be working in partnership to support Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) providers across Kent, Surrey and Sussex with a regional approach to obtaining PR Service Accreditation (PRSAS) from the Royal College of Physicians.

The Long Term Plan has provided a focus on improving uptake to Pulmonary Rehabilitation services and enabling services to demonstrate the quality of service provision with the expectation that demonstration of competence/accreditation of services will become a mandated requirement in the future.

Through this partnership, SE CN and KSS AHSN will fund each participating PR Service’s first annual PRSAS subscription fee, as well as provide continuous peer support through the KSS PR Clinical Network, to support services to work towards accreditation achievement. A regional PR dashboard will also be developed to facilitate quality improvement.