Useful links

The sites below may provide you with useful and relevant information. Please note, however, that the British Lung Foundation is not responsible for the content of any of these sites.

Education and training

Education for Health
Education for Health is the largest international education and research charity that trains health professionals to make a real difference to the lives of patients with long term conditions. Educational programmes are run nationally and internationally and are accredited by the Open University.

Expert Patients Programme
Expert Patients Programme (EPP) courses are FREE and help people to improve their health and wellbeing by learning new skills to manage their condition on a daily basis. People who have already attended courses have told us it has helped them to deal with their pain, tiredness, feelings of depression, frustration and other difficulties that may come from living with a long-term condition.

The Expert Patients Programme was established as a Community Interest Company (EPP CIC) on 1st April 2007, to expand the NHS Expert Patients Programme pilot which has successfully been providing lay led self-management courses within the NHS across England since 2002.

For more information see the Expert Patients Programme CIC website.

Memory4Teachers
The Memory 4 Teachers Campaign is providing lung health information to teachers across the UK. The project has been developed to support teachers by funding the provision of USB memory sticks carrying free educational resources.

Respiratory Education UK
Respiratory Education UK is an independent training organisation offering a broad spectrum of nationally recognised distance learning respiratory courses for primary and secondary health care professionals.

Respiratory Specialty Group

Health

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's 50,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers.

Healthwatch
Healthwatch England is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in England. Working with a network of 152 local Healthwatch, we ensure that the voices of consumers and those who use services reach the ears of the decision makers.

Lung Improvement Programme
The Lung Improvement Programme aims to support clinical teams, commissioners, service managers and other key stakeholders deliver effective clinical practice through process improvement and redesign.

NHS Direct
Direct access to health advice.

NHS Web Site
Your gateway to the NHS in England.

NHS Choices
Web-based health and healthcare information

UK end of life care Research Interest Group

Pulmonary Hypertension Centres of UK
Find details of contact details of all the national pulmonary hypertension centres in the UK and Ireland.

Research People
The NIHR Clinical Research Network

Skills for Health
Skills for Health, in collaboration with the Respiratory Programme at the Department of Health, has led on the development of a respiratory disease competence framework that describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are required to deliver patient centred respiratory care. Details of this work and associated resources can be found on the website.

Stroke Association
The Stroke Association is the only UK wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages.

WASOG
World Association for Sarcoidosis and other Granulomatous Disorders

Wellbeing through Work
Wellbeing through Work is a project aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of working age people in Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea.

Lung Health

Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists
ARNS is a specialty nursing forum for respiratory nurse specialists.

Australian Lung Foundation
The Australian Lung Foundation's Guide to Lung Health.

Breath Takers
Raising awareness of Obliterative Bronchiolitis and offering vital support to families affected by Obliterative Bronchiolitis and by other rare Interstitial Lung Disease.

Canadian Lung Association
The Canadian Lung Association website.

Cancer Campaigning Group
A coalition of national charities representing many different forms of cancer (including lung cancer).

ChILD Lung Foundation
Supporting those affected by childhood Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD).

COP/BOOP
Information and links on the rare condition cryptogenic organising pneumonitis (Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organising Pneumonia).

Global Lung Cancer Coalition
Global alliance of organisations with an active interest in lung cancer.

Irish Lung Fibrosis Association
Dedicated to improving the care and treatment of people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

John MacDougall Mesothelioma Trust
Set up in memory of the late John MacDougall M.P for Central Fife. It aims to support quality Mesothelioma research projects.

June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund
The Fund aims to encourage and sponsor important research into mesothelioma, and to raise the awareness of the disease.

LAM Action
A support and information network for people with this very rare condition.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centre
The Mesothelioma Cancer Center is a US-based online information resource committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information to visitors in the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos cancer

The Lung and Asthma Information Agency
LAIA is an academic project which produces factsheets and charts of respiratory and allergic disease epidemiology. The website carries a lot of useful information. But please note: LAIA can not respond to individual queries.

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
The only charity in the world wholly dedicated to defeating lung cancer, the biggest cancer killer in the world.

United Kingdom Lung Cancer Coalition
A partnership of leading lung cancer experts, senior NHS and Department of Health professionals, charities and healthcare companies.

Political

National Assembly for Wales

Northern Ireland Assembly

Scottish Parliament

UK Government online

Professional

British Thoracic Society
Organisation for respiratory healthcare professionals - has some excellent information and guidelines on a variety of respiratory conditions and diseases.

Primary Care Respiratory Society UK
An independent charity representing primary care health professionals interested in delivering the best standards of respiratory care.

Smoking Cessation

QUIT
QUIT is the national charity that helps people stop smoking.

Hypnotherapy Directory
Hypnotherapy Directory only lists hypnotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have submitted copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.

Smoking Concerns (Glasgow)
Helping people in Glasgow to stop smoking.

The National Clean Air Award
The National Clean Air Award is the first UK-wide scheme that rewards employers who implement effective workplace no-smoking policies.