Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service - Cambridge & Peterborough

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service - Cambridge & Peterborough

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service - Cambridge & Peterborough

Pulmonary rehabilitation is an exercise and education programme for people with a chronic respiratory condition. The programme can help people with a chronic respiratory condition to feel less breathless, be able to walk more and be less likely to be admitted into hospital.

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About this service

Eligibility criteria

Adults (18+) with a respiratory condition, registered with a GP in the Cambridgeshire area.


  • Patients who have an unstable cardiac condition or unstable angina.

Some patients may need to see their GP for a review of their medication if they have unstable angina and then may be referred if the medication change stabilizes the angina.

Service details

We offer an exercise and education programme for people with:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), such as chronic bronchitis, chronic asthma and emphysema (this is a smoking related respiratory condition)
  • Bronchiectasis (a long-term condition that affects the airways in your lungs)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (a term that covers many different conditions that cause scar tissue to build up in your lungs)
  • Chronic asthma
  • Some patients awaiting a lung transplant

We offer these treatments:

  • A self-management programme, for patients with pulmonary disease.
  • An exercise programme, which is tailored to your needs.
  • Education and nutrition advice to help improve the independence of people with lung disease.
  • Telephone follow-up after the programme.

We are not able to treat patients with acute asthma or lung cancer.

Our team includes physiotherapists, healthcare support workers and admin staff. We work with various other healthcare professionals, such as GPs, respiratory consultants, hospital and community teams.

There is a lot of research to show that pulmonary rehabilitation has the following benefits:

  • It reduces breathlessness
  • It improves quality of life and walking distance
  • You will be less likely to be admitted to hospital after attending the programme

Service Delivery

 We run clinics at various times Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, at these locations:

  • The Oasis Centre, Wisbech
  • The Paradise Centre, Ely
  • Brown Field’s Community Centre, North Cambridge
  • March Community Centre, March
  • Brampton Memorial Hall, St Neots & St Ives

Session Times

Venue Day Time
Browns Field Community Centre
31a Green End Road
Monday 9.30 to 11.30am
Wednesday 9.30 to 11.30am
St Neots and St Ives Brampton Memorial Centre
Thrapston Road
PE28 4TB
Monday 1.30 to 3.30pm
Friday 9.30 to 11.30am
The Oasis Community Centre St Michael’s Avenue
PE13 3NR
Tuesday 10am to 12pm
Thursday 10am to 12pm
March Community Centre
34 Station Road
PE15 8LE
Tuesday 1.30 to 5.30pm
Thursday 1.30 to 3.30pm
The Paradise Centre
Newnham Street
Wednesday 1.00 to 3.00pm
Friday 1.00 to 3.00pm


See the map below for details and directions to these venues. Our service is based at Broomfield Hospital.  

Service users are required to attend the programme twice a week for eight weeks to have the full benefit of the programme.

Referral process

  • You may refer yourself if you have not completed the programme.
  • You can be referred by a healthcare professional, such as a GP, respiratory consultant or physiotherapist.
  • The average waiting time is six weeks from referral. 

Customer survey results for this service

  • 100% were satisfied with the presentation of the talks.
  • 99% were satisfied with the social side of the course.
  • 99% were satisfied with the content of the talks.
  • 99% were satisfied with the length of time they had to wait to start the programme.
  • 97% were satisfied with the exercise part of the programme.

When & Where

We provide this service at a number of locations. To find the location nearest to you, enter your postcode into the field below and then click ‘Submit’.

Then click on a red marker on the map to find out details about that particular location and to get directions to it from your postcode.

Directions will appear at the bottom of your screen once you have clicked the "get directions" option on the red marker, so please scroll down.

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Getting In Touch

Your feedback is a key source of information and we encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions, concerns, compliments or would like to make a complaint relating to our services. We can:

  • Resolve your problems or concerns
  • Provide advice and support
  • Answer your questions
  • Point you in the right direction of useful information and support

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