Lincolnshire Children's Rapid Response Respiratory Service : Lincolnshire Community Health Services Trust

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust’s Children’s Rapid Response Respiratory Service launched in February 2019, initially for a 12-month proof of concept. The service provides specialist assessment, treatment and management of children aged 0-19 years, with complex physical disabilities with additional respiratory problems, in the community. The service proactively targets all children at risk with early specialist respiratory physiotherapy assessment, preventative daily chest management plans and training for families, carers and schools for day-to-day management of their child’s chest problems. Rapid response is provided to these children when they are acutely unwell with a chest infection to prevent hospital admissions.