The community respiratory service is part
of the County Durham & Darlington Community Health Services
specialist services directorate. Our team consists of a specialist
services manager, specialist respiratory nurses, a staff nurse and
The service also employs administrators who ensure the service runs
smoothly and all patient appointments are managed efficiently
The service operates across County Durham & Darlington covering
all localities thus serving a wide geographical area to ensure
patients have access to specialist care close to their home.
How can the community respiratory service help?
The community respiratory service is a nurse-led team who will
assess, treat, monitor and review patients in a community setting
with a respiratory disease.
The purpose of the team is to:-
Where is the service provided
The service is offered in a number of localities throughout County
Durham & Darlington.
There are a variety of community clinics across County Durham and a
choice of clinic location is available when an appointment is
booked. Alternatively, home visits will be arranged for individuals
unable to attend a clinic setting. Patients will normally be
contacted by letter or telephone to arrange an appointment.
When is the service provided?
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, except bank holidays.
How do people access the service?
Referrals are received from GPs, practice nurses, consultants,
hospital nurses, community nurses, or any public or health service
Community respiratory service teams
Our community respiratory service is divided into specific teams
covering each locality under community health services and
specialist services directorate, within Darlington Primary Care
Trust and managed by:
Head of specialist services
Specialist services manager
'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we
have this service at all and well done to you all.'
Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley
Bridge Community Hospital