Breathlessness is a very disabling symptom which can affect in a number of ways the lives of both patients and carers.
Within the next few months we shall be offering clinics and home visit appointments for breathlessness and long term respiratory conditions management.
Following an initial discussion and assessment, a personalised programme will be agreed and delivered usually over a number of sessions depending on the needs identified. This will include as required: patient and carer education, breathing retraining, personalised exercise programme, walking programme, acupuncture and relaxation.
This work is led by Malika Harboun. Malika’s background includes being a member of the Cambridge Breathlessness Intervention Service/Long Term Conditions Service, Palliative Care at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. Malika has over 8 years experience in this field in inpatient, outpatient and community settings.