Midlothian healthcare team scoops award

The East and Midlothian Pulmonary Rehabilitation team win a national award (from left to right) Fergus Walsh (BBC Medical Correspondent), Morag Barrow (Allied Health Professional Manager, East and Midlothian Community Health Partnerships), Carol Maguire (Physiotherapy Support Worker, East and Midlothian Community Health Partnerships), Jacqui Lunday (Chief Health Professions Officer, Scottish Government), Lynne Douglas (Allied Health Professional Director, NHS Lothian), and Jan Sobieraj (MD of NHS and Social Care Workforce, DOH).
The East and Midlothian Pulmonary Rehabilitation team win a national award (from left to right) Fergus Walsh (BBC Medical Correspondent), Morag Barrow (Allied Health Professional Manager, East and Midlothian Community Health Partnerships), Carol Maguire (Physiotherapy Support Worker, East and Midlothian Community Health Partnerships), Jacqui Lunday (Chief Health Professions Officer, Scottish Government), Lynne Douglas (Allied Health Professional Director, NHS Lothian), and Jan Sobieraj (MD of NHS and Social Care Workforce, DOH).

A LOCAL physiotherapy team has been honoured at a national ceremony for its ground-breaking use of technology to deliver health services.

The East and Midlothian Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team has picked up the Improving Quality accolade at the Advancing Healthcare Awards.

The team – part of East and Midlothian Community Health Partnership – delivers pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

By using video conferencing, the team is able to run simultaneous classes in two locations at one time.

Specialist physiotherapist Amanda Stears said: “We have been delivering our pulmonary rehabilitation solely through digital means for the past two years and the results have been great.”

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