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The British Thoracic Society guideline on pulmonary rehabilitation in adults: your opinion is noted
  1. Charlotte E Bolton1,
  2. John D Blakey2,
  3. Mike D Morgan3,
  4. on behalf of the BTS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guideline Development Group for the Standards of Care Committee for the BTS
  1. 1 Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  2. 2 Clinical Sciences, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
  3. 3 Respiratory Medicine, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Charlotte Bolton, Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit, The University of Nottingham, Clinical Sciences Building, City Hospital Campus, Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK; charlotte.bolton{at}

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We thank Professors McConnell and Gosselink for their interest in the British Thoracic Society (BTS) pulmonary rehabilitation guideline.1 ,2 We welcome the opportunity to highlight the robust, unbiased approach that the guideline development group (GDG) has followed in making their recommendations which have been accredited by National Institute of Health and Care Excellence. This process, according to the BTS production manual, is described in the guideline methodology.2 It included initial training, each article being considered by at least two GDG members, independent peer review at multiple stages and consultation periods for …

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  • Contributors CEB, JDB and MDM contributed to the writing of the letter and approved the final version.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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