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ARTP Spirometry Register

 

Where can I view the register?

We are currently moving the spirometry register from it's location on this website to a new location on the Institute of Clinical Science and Technology website:

http://www.clinicalscience.org.uk.

Once this has been fully implemented, a link will appear on this website.

 

 

Is it Mandatory to be on the Spirometry National Register by 2021?

The NHS England Document discussing the National Register for Spirometry is a best practice recommendation, but performing diagnostic spirometry without evidence of competence after 2021 may lead to issues with professional bodies. Best practice guidance is used throughout healthcare and certain organisations may check adherence to these guidelines. 

The NMC could potentially be involved if nurses ignore guidance recommendations and perform diagnostic spirometry after 2021 when they have not been deemed competent. Also the MDU who provide indemnity insurance within general practice would not cover a nurse who acted outside their competence.

The recommendations are therefore not mandatory because there is no policing mechanism but it is an issue of clinical governance.

 

Guide to Performing Quality Assured Diagnostic Spirometry:
 
 
Improving the quality of diagnostic spirometry in adults: The National Register of Certified Professionals and Operators. This document builds on The Guide to Performing Quality Assured Diagnostic Spirometry and sets out a competency assessment framework:
 
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