One of the primary aims of ARTP Sleep is to promote the highest standards of professional practice. In this way we contribute to the safety and well-being of the general public.
Standards of Care Position Statements are set out to specify minimum standards of professional practice regardless of where or by whom services referred to are delivered. They apply for delivery in primary care, secondary care and in the independent sector.
Position statements are arrived at as the endpoint of discussion, debate and consensus between key stakeholders based on the best available evidence and expert opinion - physiologists, scientists, physicians, representatives of manufacturing companies and distributors working together, for example, within the Sleep Apnoea Consortium.
Standards of Care Position Statements are reviewed at regular intervals.
13 June 2016
This position statement sets out minimum standards together with a code of conduct that will protect patients and maintain high quality delivery of CPAP services, regardless of who delivers the service. (Version 5b)
9 January 2014
This position statement sets basic standards together with a code of conduct that will protect patients and maintain high standards of quality care for MRD services. The Association of Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP) has consulted with the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine (BSDSM) in the development of these guidelines.
30 July 2013
This position statement sets out minimum standards together with a code of conduct that will protect patients and maintain high standards of delivery for sleep diagnostic services regardless of who delivers the service (Version 6a).
26 February 2012
Decision letter of the NICE Review of TA139; Continuous positive airway pressure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome
Service Specification for Sleep Apnoea and CPAP Provision, published by the British Thoracic Society's Sleep Apnoea Specialist Advisory Group.
The IMPRESS Group published a Service Specification for Investigation and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (which incorporates the ARTP & BTS documents) in March 2009.
NICE CPAP Health Technology Appraisal issued March 2008.
Transforming Respiratory and Sleep Diagnostic Services to Deliver 18 weeks - a Good Practice Guide published by DH in Feb 2009.
What is Physiological Measurement? published by DH in May 2007.