Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Mid Notts Respiratory Service

The Mid Notts Respiratory Service is a community based service, which provides multidisciplinary evidence based support for patients with diagnosed Respiratory conditions.

The service is composed of three teams:

  1. Specialist Community Respiratory Nurses
  2. Home Oxygen Assessment and Review
  3. Pulmonary Rehabilitation


The Specialist Community Nurses

Provide comprehensive holistic assessment of patients with respiratory conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pulmonary Fibrosis, and Asthma.  They aim to help patients to self-manage their conditions to improve quality of life, and prevent or lessen the effect of an acute exacerbation. This team access and review GP COPD lists to support primary care and their Respiratory patient, further enhancing patient care.


Home Oxygen Team

Provides a specialist assessment of patients referred for consideration or management of home oxygen. This includes both long-term oxygen therapy, ambulatory oxygen therapy, and cluster headaches.  This service ensures appropriate assessment, treatment and prescription of the correct Oxygen Therapy to enhance quality of life of patients in line with the BTS Guidelines.


Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team

Offers an evidence based intervention that has demonstrated an ability to improve quality of life in Respiratory patients. Spread over 12 sessions over a 6 week period, in line with BTS guidelines, for patient with specific Respiratory conditions.  It is ran by Specialist Physiotherapists who also deliver a comprehensive holistic assessment, exercise session and education package on manging long term respiratory conditions.  This service was originally set up for COPD patients but now covers other respiratory diagnostics.

Accessing our service

Tel: 01623 781899.

Service opening hours

8am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

Contact and find us


Tel: 01623 781899

Ashfield Community Hospital
Portland Street
Kirkby in Ashfield
NG17 7AE



Pay and display visitor parking is available on both sites. Some spaces are only for blue badge holders.


Wheelchair access

Site is accessible by wheelchair. Accessible toilet facilities are available. Clinic locations may vary. If you have any concerns regarding attending your appointment, please do not hesitate to contact the team.


Public transport

There are frequent bus services that stop on Portland Street in Ashfield, situated 20 metres from the site entrance. The nearest train station is Ashfield. However, this is around a 10 - 15 minute walk away.

Help in a crisis

The Mid Notts Respiratory Service does not offer an urgent or out of hour service. Outside of office hours please contact your GP, NHS 111, or in an emergency go to your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.

You can call the team on 01623 781899 and leave a message if required. One of team will get back to you at the earliest convenience.

Support groups

British Lung Foundation - Breathe Easy

Tel: 01623 458 009


Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Tel: 01223 785 725

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Referrals into the service can be made via your GP surgery or Secondary Care Respiratory Consultants.


Team lead

Ian Griffiths


Service commissioned by

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG



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