Our Long term Conditions teams and the services we offer

Long Term Conditions: Our Team

If you are registered with a Greenwich GP, and are struggling to manage your COPD, your GP may refer you to be seen by one of our COPD Team who are based at the Goldie Leigh site in Abbey Wood.
 
Our Greenwich COPD Team work with people diagnosed with COPD, in their own homes and community clinics to help them and their family and/or carer to better manage their condition. The team is able to offer services which include:

  • A comprehensive assessment and on-going reviews
  • urgent home visits when you are unwell, 6 days a week
  • exercise classes - pulmonary rehabilitation which runs for 6 weeks at either the Eltham Centre or the Waterfront Leisure Centre
  • educational support - a day held at the Eltham community Hospital

It is our priority that we offer support which ultimately prevents unnecessary hospital admissions and A&E attendances.
 
The team is clinically led by a respiratory consultant for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and includes:

  • specialist respiratory nurses
  • specialist physiotherapists
  • a dietitian
  • a clinical psychologist
  • physiotherapy assistant
  • healthcare assistant
  • administrators