In honour of our recently departed colleague and close friend to the ARTP, we are pleased to announced a newly created award. It is anticipated that the Lyn Davies Award will be presented annually at the ARTP Conference, and the likely recipient will be someone who has driven innovation in the field of sleep medicine.
Lyn was aware and delighted that this award would be made in his honour, and actually set aside some monies to launch this award. If you would like to make a contribution (in lieu of, say, sending flowers), then all donations can be sent to:
The Education and Training Committee has established many courses to cover a wide ranges of topics in the field of Respiratory Medicine and Lung Function testing, targeting both primary and secondary care professionals. Please select the course which you are interested in, and you will be taken to the relevent page containing the course content and details on how to enrol.
Inspire is the official journal of the ARTP. It is normally published 3 times per year, and contains articles including:
To download the latest copy, sign into the Members Area.
Lung Function Tests are a core function of ARTP members job roles. They usually involve breathing or blowing into a piece of equipment, and can range from performing the same manoeuvre several times (as in Spirometry, please see the video) to more complex measurements involving breathing specialist gas mixtures (such as a gas transfer measurement).
Membership of the ARTP is open to individuals and companies working in the field of Respiratory Clinical Physiology. Current ARTP members include Clinical Physiologists, Clinical Scientists, Physicians, Nurses and Equipment Manufacturers. There are many benefits that are exclusive to ARTP members, so please expore these pages to see why you should join us.
The ARTP Spirometry Committee, which comes under the the Education and Training Committee, are the guardians of quality diagnostic spirometry testing in the UK. Using a network of ARTP Spirometry Centres, we offer a robust system of accreditation catering for practitioners with a variety of experience and clinical practice. Please explore these pages for further information.
The Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology (ARTP), through standards of training and quality assurance, are the professional guardians of physiological measurement issues in respiratory medicine in the UK. With over 35 years of experience in the design and delivery of lung function services, ARTP provides the only national, professionally recognised, qualifications in Respiratory Function Testing and Spirometry in the UK.
ARTP SLEEP is now being developed to represent and support all healthcare professionals in the delivery of care, training and development of sleep services. Intended benefits include: a specific email Forum to discuss sleep diagnostic and therapeutic issues, access to ARTP SLEEP Members Web Pages, access to training materials, access to ARTP Consortium information, and a chance to be involved in formulating and designing sleep apnoea policy.
These pages are intended for those who currently practice respiratory physiology and medicine, and aims to provide an overview of the latest news and employment opportunities as well as providing information relating to careers, paediatrics and professional registration.
More detailed information, and well as other issues affecting our speciality, may be for ARTP members only and can be accessed via this link.
The ARTP has also published several Standards documents cxovering areas including Quality Assured Diagnostic Spirometry and Department Size Report, which can be accessed in this section.