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The ASPIRE team is made up of specialist respiratory nurses and respiratory physiotherapist’s, they provide care for patients and families affected by various respiratory conditions in hospital, clinics and in the home setting. They offer advice on how to manage the respiratory condition and support to help patients cope with their condition.

The team provide early supported discharge for selected patients admitted to hospital with various respiratory conditions and they also provide ongoing care for those with more complex needs. The team also run a community based clinic for GP’s to refer into and run a pulmonary rehabilitation programme. There is support for Practice Nurses who perform spirometry.