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Education & Training Committee


Aims & Objectives:

  • To maximise the promotion, understanding and communication of education and training issues to the membership and external stakeholders
  • To develop and promote respiratory physiology education, training and examinations.
  • To develop, review and promote educational standards within respiratory physiology

Core Functions of the Committee:


  • To develop, promote and oversee ARTP examinations
  • To provide constructive and appropriate feedback to students unsuccessful in their ARTP examinations
  • To develop, promote and oversee ARTP Spirometry courses and examinations
  • To develop, promote and oversee ARTP certificate of competencies
  • To maintain an up to date database of suitable assessors for ARTP examinations
  • To train ARTP assessors


  • To identify requirements for ARTP courses
  • To develop course outlines including aims, objectives and learning outcomes for ARTP courses
  • To identify appropriate course leaders/coordinators
  • To liaise with the events committee with regard to appropriate venues for courses
  • To review feedback from ARTP courses and act accordingly where this is felt necessary To review sponsorship requirements for course and source suitable corporate sponsorship ensuring equity of access and fairness
  • To ensure that all courses are costed using the course costing tool and agreed by the treasurer
  • Provide input on the educational content of the program for ARTP Annual Conference.


  • To ensure equity of access to courses for ARTP members by identifying regional requirements and delivering courses locally where required
  • To raise the profile of the education and training committee across the whole of the UK through the regional representatives
  • To maintain effective communication and relationships with respiratory education providers; to include but not exclusively; REUK and Education for Health
  • To maintain effective communication and relationships with respiratory education providers; to include but not exclusively; BTS, National School of Healthcare Science and RCCP-PBEC


  • To act as a resource for students undertaking training in respiratory physiology
  • To provide training and educational advice to ARTP members

Modernising Scientific Careers

  • To provide continuing support to the MSC process to include syllabus reviews as and when required
  • To actively participate with the National School of Healthcare Science via the themed board ensuring respiratory standards are maintained.

Educational Materials

  • To develop, promote and update ARTP educational material such as the Part 1 and 2 handbooks
  • To develop and publish an ARTP course booklet to advertise ARTP courses to a wide audience


  • To develop, implement and promote e-learning

  Terms of Reference - Education and Training


Education and Training Committee

Main Contacts

Education Chair

Dr Vicky Moore, 
Clinical Scientist and Deputy Manager of Respiratory Physiology

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Education Vice Chair

Edward Parkes

Examination Standards Chair

Helen Purcell, Cwm Taf Local Health Board

Examinations Standards Vice-Chair

Marie Hardy

Examination Standards

Jane Caldwell

Spirometry Committee Chair

Jo Purvis, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital


Spirometry Committee Vice Chair

Nikki Williams

Primary Care and Oxygen Representative

Angela Evans

BTS Education Liaison

Adrian Kendrick

Paediatric Representatives

Emma Fettes and Paul Burns

ARTP Sleep Representative

Lee Radforth

Modernising Scientific Careers

Trefor Watts


David Clough


Adrian Kendrick and Arlene Jackson

Regional Liaisons

Duncan MacFarlane, Lara Trainor and Rhys Jefferies

Student Representative

Natalie Dean

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