Rehabilitation is the process of helping an individual achieve the best quality of life, independence and level of function with PH.
Thank you to each of the 431 people who pledged their support for our campaign to give everyone with PH access to specialist rehabilitation. It’s clear the PH community wants this as much as we do!
Our next steps will involve writing to the Chief Executives of each NHS Trust that houses a specialist centre, to ask them to commit to addressing this unmet need – and we will then hold these commitments to account.
At the same time, we will lobby service commissioners and MPs, and we’ll be letting you know how you can get involved in this stage soon.
Our case is strengthened hugely by the support you have shown via your pledges. As always, many voices are stronger than one.
Watch this space!
Fill in a short online form to add your voice to this important campaignMake your pledge
Dr Iain Armstrong on what we're asking for, why we're asking for it, and how you can helpRead the letter
The role of a specialist physiotherapist in a PH centre is wide-ranging - and currently, only two centres have one within their service.Find out more
Some of the ways that PHA UK members have benefitted from rehab support via their specialist centres.Read their stories
Hear from a PH consultant, research physio, chartered physio and the European Respiratory Society.Read their statements
Studies have taken place all over the world that aim to show the effects of adding exercise training to drug therapy in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. They include this one, by the Scottish Pulmonary Vascular Team at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, who delivered the first UK PH-specific exercise training programme (part-funded by the PHA UK).Find out more
We’ll be collecting pledges between now and the middle of November. Your show of support will give us a platform for influencing key stakeholders and decision-makers, and whilst it might be a long path to achieve full access to rehabilitation, it’s important that we take it together. Questions or comments? If you would like to get in touch with us about this campaign, please contact us via the link below.Contact us