The Practice of Sleep Medicine Around The World: Challenges, Knowledge Gaps and Unique Needs

Practice of Sleep Medicine in the United Kingdom (UK)

Author(s): Timothy G. Quinnell *

Pp: 343-359 (17)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815049367123010028

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The practice of sleep medicine in the UK has made considerable progress over the past 3 decades. This has been driven by the invention of CPAP and the development of OSA services, but other factors related to National Health Service innovations and healthcare professional developments have also been important. Key challenges remain in service provision, education and research, and in resolving regional equalities in access to care.

Keywords: Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology, ARTP, BLF, British Thoracic Society, British Sleep Society, BSS, BTS, British Lung Foundation, Continuous positive airway pressure, CPAP, Getting It Right First Time, GIRFT, Marmot, National health service, NHS, Obstructive sleep apnoea, OSA, Regional Inequality, Sleep medicine.

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