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Association for Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC)

Full name: 
Association for Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC)
Area of interest: 
Respiratory Care - including Paediatrics, Critical Care, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Cardiothoracics, Research and Education.


United Kingdom

Annual Research Review, paper newsletter and Journal plus monthly e-newsletters


Frequent ‘Champion’-led study days, AGM plus conference (part of BTS Winter Meeting,) Kite Marked Courses and participation in CSP Congress

Continuing professional development: 

Designated website - includes all publications and contacts for Champion positions plus advertisements for courses. Also incorporates news updates and provides general respiratory resources.

Information exchange via iCSP and direct contact with members (access to contact numbers and email addresses via the Website and the CSP).

Annual Respiratory Review identifies references/ articles available to members for the last year. The annual Journal includes RCTs, book reviews and research to aid evidence-based practice.

‘On Course for On-Call’ DVD - available after attendance on the ‘Train the Trainer’ courses. Tool can then be used by departments to aid on-call updates/teaching.

Study days/Courses include Cardiothoracics and Exercise Training (for AHPs and Technicians/Physiotherapy Assistants).

Respiratory courses ‘Kite Marked’ to ensure appropriate standards for post-graduate education.

Courses prepared for unemployed postgraduate Physiotherapists. Developing affiliations with international Physiotherapy groups (e.g. Israel and Ireland). Numerous overseas members.

Promoting research: 

Designated Research Review and Research Officer within CIG.

Latest annual ACPRC Study Day structured around evidence-based practice and "justifying your service".

Poster presentations and awards encouraged to coincide with study days to encourage member participation and sharing of best practice.

Involvement in the creation of guidelines, more recently the COPD NSF.

Who can join: 

Any Physiotherapist or AHP with an interest in the respiratory field, including students. Members can be from overseas, join as a department or become a member as part of an affiliation

Expectations of members: 

To be involved in information exchange (including iCSP), submit articles and information to our publications, respond to profession-related questionnaires, attend study days and courses where able.

Subscription details: 
  • Full member £40
  • Department (max. two members) £75
  • Overseas £50
  • Students £25 (increasing to £40 after first year)
  • Affiliation £20
  • Developing Countries £25
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