Long Term Conditions Rehabilitation Service

The Long-Term Conditions Rehab Team provides pulmonary and heart failure rehabilitation as a combined ‘Breathlessness Rehab’ for residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Breathlessness rehabilitation is a program of exercise and education for people with a confirmed diagnosis of a chronic lung condition and/or heart failure. It is for patients with a MRC Score of 2 and above who experience exertional breathlessness on a daily basis.

Our breathlessness rehab programme lasts for six weeks, with two, two hourly sessions per week.

Referral criteria

All patients need to have either a confirmed respiratory diagnosis or a confirmed diagnosis of heart failure prior to attending.

Please use PRISM to refer.

Criteria exclusion

Unstable cardiac conditions, a musculoskeletal or neurological condition which limits the patients ability to exercise, unstable hypertension and unstable angina. Patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm will require clearance to exercise from their consultant prior to a referral to pulmonary rehabilitation.

How to access this service

Discuss with your GP or respiratory/heart failure nurse if you would like to access this service.

Currently we are only accepting referrals for Long Covid Rehab from the UHL Long Covid Clinic.

What conditions do you cover

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), bronchiectasis, asthma, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis.

Contact info

01509 410 262


  • consultant
  • GP
  • physiotherapist
  • primary care nurse
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