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ARTP Spirometry Register


Where can I view the register?

The ARTP Spirometry Register is held by our partner provider, The Institute of Clinical Science and Technology (ICS&T). You can view the register here:

View the Register Here


Is it Mandatory to be on the Spirometry National Register by 2021?

The NHS England Document "Improving the Quality of Diagnostic Spirometry in Adults" which discusses the National Register for Spirometry is a best practice recommendation, but performing diagnostic spirometry without evidence of competence after 2021 may lead to issues with professional bodies. Best practice guidance is used throughout healthcare and certain organisations may check adherence to these guidelines. 

The Nursing Medical Council could potentially be involved if nurses ignore guidance recommendations and perform diagnostic spirometry after 2021 when they have not been deemed competent. Also the Medical Defence Union, who provide indemnity insurance within general practice would not cover a nurse who acted outside their competence.

The recommendations are therefore not mandatory because there is no policing mechanism but it is an issue of clinical governance.


Guide to Performing Quality Assured Diagnostic Spirometry:
Improving the quality of diagnostic spirometry in adults: The National Register of Certified Professionals and Operators. This document builds on The Guide to Performing Quality Assured Diagnostic Spirometry and sets out a competency assessment framework:
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