Integrated Respiratory Team (IRT) – Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock CCGs

The Community Integrated Respiratory Team is a planned care service offering specialist care for patients with Respiratory Disease such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

The Integrated Respiratory Team is made up of of three services:

  1. COPD Team
  2. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service
  3. The Home Oxygen Service

Depending on what you require, you may be under the care of one of the services or all three.

Our team consists of:

  • Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Assistant practitioners - AP
  • Physiotherapy Assistance
  • Administrators

The global aim of the services is to improve the health and well-being of patients with Respiratory Disease. We provide information, advice and support for patients and their carers, giving them the skills and confidence to manage their individual respiratory condition and symptoms.

Below is a little bit about what each service offers:

The COPD Team:

We are a team of Specialist Nurses, Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist, Associate Practitioners and Administrative staff. The service aims to provide Long term management action plan for Respiratory diseases e.g. COPD by using evidence based practice in holistic assessment, planning and implementing care, promoting self-management, providing annual reviews, inhaler reviews and breathlessness management.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service:

We are a team of Physiotherapists, Nurses, Physio assistants and Administrative staff. The service is an evidenced base approach to helping you self manage your condition more effectively though a combination of general prescribed exercise and structured education delivered in a group setting. This is a recommended treatment option for many people with different lung problems.

Home Oxygen Service:

We are a team of Oxygen Nurses and an administrative staff. The aim of the service is to provide assessment and reviews for patients requiring oxygen therapy for Long term use or Ambulatory purpose in order to promote independent living and enhance quality of Life.

For further information about each service please clink on the links at the side of the page.

For further information for clinicians please see clinician tab to the side of the page.

Patient information

Contact our service in Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock

Office Base:

Mayflower Community Hospital
Blunts Wall Road
CM12 9SA

Working hours: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

Telephone contact:

Tel: 0300 300 1712 (COPD, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Home Oxygen)

Tel: 0300 555 1588 (Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service)

Tel: 0300 555 1588 (Home Oxygen Service)

For further useful information about each service please select the service tab you require on the top left hand of the page under Our Services.