Directory: Lung Conditions
COPD Support Group – Frome
A friendly, social support group for people who have COPD. Why not come along to meet others who have conditions that affect their breathing? Family members/carers are also welcome.
Held on the second Thursday of every month, 10.30am – 12 noon at Frome Medical Practice (upstairs in the Education Room).
For further information please contact Health Connections on the number or email below.
Did you know that if you have a diagnosed respiratory condition you may be eligible for Pulmonary Rehabilitation? Patients who are eligible are referred to the service by their GP or respiratory consultant and during the course are shown how to exercise safely and manage their breathlessness, within group classes under the supervision of BOC Healthcare’s respiratory specialists. Patients are encouraged and supported to continue to exercise at home after they complete the course. They also attend talks to learn about their respiratory condition so that they can better self-manage their health, reduce the risk of suffering exacerbations and maintain a good quality of life. The exercise and education programmes will be held at a number of venues across Somerset. Ask your healthcare professional for more information.
There are Somerset classes in Wanstrow, Norton Fitzwarren and Highbridge.