Date lodged: 11 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland's 2017 Pulmonary Rehabilitation Survey, and what its response is.
Answered by: Shona Robison 9 November 2017
The Scottish Government welcomes the 2017 Pulmonary Rehabilitation survey, published by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Pulmonary Rehabilitation Action Group on the provision of pulmonary rehabilitation in Scotland.
The Scottish Government recognises that pulmonary rehabilitation is an important element of respiratory disease care.
Pulmonary rehabilitation has a well-established evidence base for its benefit in helping to support self-management and reduce exacerbation and hospital admissions.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a key recommendation in national clinical guidelines, which we expect NHS Boards to follow.
We are working with the Respiratory National Advisory Group to develop the Respiratory Health: Quality Improvement Plan.