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ARTP Sleep – Standards of Care

One of the primary aims of ARTP Sleep is to promote the highest standards of professional practice.  In this way we contribute to the safety and well-being of the general public.

Standards of Care Position Statements are set out to specify minimum standards of professional practice regardless of where or by whom services referred to are delivered.  They apply for delivery in primary care, secondary care and in the independent sector.

Position statements are arrived at as the endpoint of discussion, debate and consensus between key stakeholders based on the best available evidence and expert opinion – physiologists, scientists, physicians, representatives of manufacturing companies and distributors working together, for example, within the Sleep Apnoea Consortium.

Standards of Care Position Statements are reviewed at regular intervals.

Standards of Care for Sleep Apnoea Services (Mandibular Repositioning Devices)

This position statement sets basic standards together with a code of conduct that will protect patients and maintain high standards of quality care for MRD services. The Association of Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP) has consulted with the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine (BSDSM) in the development of these guidelines.

The ARTP Standards of Care for Sleep Apnoea Services (Mandibular Repositioning Devices) is available for download using the link below.

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Mr. Waldron is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon at Sunderland Royal Hospital. He graduated from Oxford University in 1992. He undertook general surgical training gaining his Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1997 and Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons of England in in Otolaryngology in 1998.

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