Online Workshop

*** Black Friday Deal *** Book your full price NHS or Public Sector place before Friday 8th December and get one third off!

Advance your pulmonary rehabilitation pathway to get patients breathing easier, sooner. Your expert workshop leader, Dr Rachel Garrod, will guide you in understanding the intricacies of treating dysfunctional breathing plus, navigate the best approaches to treating COPD. Benefit from concise, up to date teaching on COPD and increase your knowledge of preventing and enabling early smoking cessation in just one, easily accessed online course.

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Online 4.5 hours From £266+VAT

4.5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Through a mix of case study presentations, interactive discussions and Q&A, this online workshop will enable you to focus on:

  • Reviewing and apply the latest GOLD guidelines
  • Exploring new approaches to overcome behavioural change barriers for smoking cessation
  • Developing new treatment strategies for dysfunctional breathing
  • Investigating rehabilitation pathways for stable COPD
  • Overcoming the barriers to treating hyperventilation syndrome
  • Determining the differences in Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT)
  • Evaluating the risks and benefits of pulmonary rehab post exacerbation
  • Deepening your understanding of alternative models of pulmonary rehabilitation

Developed with convenience in mind: join this NHS online workshop remotely

Take away useful techniques and new skills to use in your day-to-day role:

  • Evidenced based examples and referrals: providing appropriate, relevant support and sign posting
  • Interactive presentations: your concerns addressed with sensitivity and care
  • Closed room discussions: benchmark and engage with your fellow attendees
  • Agreed action plan: leave the workshop with the confidence to make changes

This course is available for in-house training

Available as a bespoke workshop to teams of 20+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this course delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Instructions, introductions and opening remarks, overview and objectives of the day
Workshop leader: Dr Rachel Garrod, Respiratory Physiotherapist and Senior Lecturer, University of Galway
Prevalence and the burden of COPD
Reviewing the GOLD guidelines 2023 update
  • Providing an overview of the present prevalence, burden and causes of COPD
  • Reviewing the GOLD guidelines and exploring recent updates
  • Understanding and overviewing non-pharmacological treatments in COPD
Questions and answers with Rachel Garrod
Screen break
Holistic approaches to smoking cessation
Supporting behaviour change: Encouraging smoking cessation in your service
  • Strategies to incorporate smoking cessation in your clinic
  • Exploring new approaches to overcome behavioural change barriers for smoking cessation
  • Understanding cognitive dissonance and the role of Motivational Interviewing
  • Investigating the effectiveness of smoking cessation aids and advise on implementation
Interactive discussion: Implementing smoking cessation practices
  • Exploring how implementing an ask/advise approach to smoking cessation may work in your clinic
  • Understanding time, personnel and resource issues associated with implementation of smoking cessation within your clinic
Dysfunctional Breathing in COPD and COVID
  • Understanding dysfunctional breathing and hyperventilation syndrome
  • Considering assessment strategies and application of questionnaires in HVS
  • Evaluating treatment options in COVID and COPD
Questions and answers with Rachel Garrod
Lunch break
Rehabilitation before and after exacerbation
Pulmonary rehabilitation in stable COPD
  • Critically reviewing the benefits of pulmonary rehab in COPD
  • Understanding the effect of exercise and high intensity training as a component of pulmonary rehab
  • Appreciating the role of education and self-management in pulmonary rehab
  • Considering the use of adjuncts in pulmonary rehab
Pulmonary rehabilitation post exacerbation with COPD
  • Critically reviewing the benefits and risks of pulmonary rehab post exacerbation
  • Understanding the cost effectiveness of post exacerbation pulmonary rehab
  • Considering the practical applications of delivery of post exacerbation pulmonary rehab
Interactive discussion: Exploring different models of pulmonary rehab
  • Considering cohort vs rolling programmes
  • Incoporating the implementation of post exacerbation rehab in your clinical service.
Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) in COPD and post COVID to understand the different types and delivery of RMT
  • Implementing appropriate training programmes of RMT
  • Reviewing studies investigating RMT in differing populations – athletes, COPD, Post COVID
Interactive discussion: Implementing rehabilitation approaches in Long COVID
  • How would you need to change practice?
  • What considerations are there to be made?
Consolidation of learning and workshop close

Share in first-hand experience

A unique workshop packed with examples of best practice, novel ideas and expert advice from:

Job Title:
Respiratory Physiotherapist and Senior Lecturer
University of Galway

Dr Rachel Garrod PhD. MSc. MCSP 

Rachel graduated from Guys School of Physiotherapy in 1991 and then worked in a number of teaching hospitals in London. In 1987 she obtained an M.Sc. in Health Sciences and specialised in respiratory care. In 2001 she was awarded a PhD in pulmonary rehabilitation. As Assistant Professor Physiotherapy, St George’s University she led on undergraduate and post graduate respiratory teaching and research. With over 100 peer reviewed publications, a number of book chapters and as editor of “Pulmonary Rehabilitation: An interdisciplinary approach”, she is an international expert on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. 

Clinically, Rachel’s area of expertise is in the delivery of exercise for people with chronic health problems, such as diabetes, COPD, renal failure and hypertension. Her rehabilitation programmes feature components such as balance re-education, progressive resisted exercise, gait and posture training. She teaches breathing re-training, Inspiratory Muscle Training and provides physical activity therapies for people with cardio-respiratory conditions, such as asthma, emphysema, hyperventilation, and panic disorders. She is trained in both mindfulness and hypnotherapy. 

Rachel moved to Spain in 2014, where she provides domiciliary and online respiratory physiotherapy / pulmonary rehabilitation. She works in in conjunction with a number of hospitals and clinics in Marbella. Rachel continues to be active in lecturing; 29th Annual Panhellenic Scientific Congress of Physiotherapy, Athens, December 2019; a series of webinars for the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care, February 2021; Symposium “Dysfunctional Breathing Patterns” Irish Chartered Society of Physiotherapists Annual Conference 2021. In June 2022 she provided 2 days lecturing “Advanced Pulmonary Rehabilitation” for the Irish Respiratory Physiotherapy Society and has recently been appointed module lead for Galway University´s MSc in Pulmonary Rehabilitation. 

Rachel, in conjunction with a late-stage COPD patient, has recently published “The Secret to Thriving with COPD” – a unique book written for people with COPD which advocates for pulmonary rehabilitation using the patient perspective and that of a health professional. Rachel has an online video-based course, “A Guide to Better Breathing for Life” which is available on

Pricing Structure

  • *** Black Friday Deal *** £266 + VAT until Friday 8th December
  • £399 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place

You or a colleague can claim the £299+ VAT NHS discount, for booking two or more places across this and any other subsequent event, providing the same pricing structure applies. Click here to view the full list of up and coming events.

This course is available for in-house training 

Available as a bespoke workshop to teams of 20+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this course delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day. Please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online conference taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the conference.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the conference by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main conference room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the conference room for the start of the conference, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created a 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

This online meeting is ideal for NHS professionals who are working in respiratory services and are involved in pulmonary rehabilitation. Whether you are based in an Acute Trust, Community Service or CCG this workshop is for you! We are expecting attendance from, but not limited to:

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Leads
  • Respiratory Nurse Specialists, Physiotherapists, Support Nurses and Physiologists
  • Community Respiratory Nurses
  • Long COVID Services
  • Transformation Leads
  • Palliative Care Consultants and Nurse Specialists

If you have a team that is 20 people or more, you can have a bespoke workshop delivered online to your team alone. Please contact Sarah Kemm or telephone 01732 897788.

Past attendee feedback

Following on from our well attended, ‘Best Practice for Non-Invasive Ventilation’ which took place online in June 2021, was described as ‘excellent’ and ‘a great way of sharing best practice’ but don’t take our word for how much the attendees enjoy our training:

"Really enjoyed this study day, I think the entire faculty team have done a great job of ensuring this was interactive and informative!"

Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

“Really lovely interact way to meet other clinical staff in respiratory and to share ideas and how we can develop our services!”

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

"A really varied topic base. I was a speaker and enjoyed all aspects of the day!"

Leeds Clinical Care Commissioning Group

“Informative and educational across a wide range of experiences”

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“It was really helpful to discuss how colleagues from across the country have worked during Covid, particularly in relation to NIV”

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

"Excellent networking learning"

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“Very organised"

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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An online forum like no other…

A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually"

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms.”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

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