Our policy stories
Our stories about policies that matter to all of us.
Read stories about the policies we're campaigning for across the UK, from air pollution to smoking.
Our stories about policy
Air pollution is making Liverpool more unequal
Dr. Rob Barnett, a GP from Liverpool, tells us about toxic air where he works and how it’s affecting local people’s health.
Toxic air is stealing our children’s futures in the West Midlands
Toxic air is stealing our children’s futures in the West Midlands. Jonathan, a parent of three from South Birmingham tells us why clean air is so important for his family and how you can help.
Putting lung health back on the political agenda
Coronavirus has shown the need to put lung health on the political agenda. Joseph, our Head of Devolved Nations, writes about the first public meeting of the All Party Group on Lung Health and engaging with MLAs (Members of the Legislative Assembly) again.
Restoring care for patients with lung disease
We know that lockdown had an enormous impact on the care of people with lung disease, with the NHS suspending many of its services in response to COVID-19. Adam from the Policy team looks at our latest report which outlines how the NHS can meet the needs of people with a lung condition, as we recover and learn to live with COVID-19.
It is time we prioritise the lung health of our children
Harriet Edwards, from our policy team, discusses the risk that toxic air poses to children’s health. And how we could change this with bold new clean air laws.
We’re working with the NHS on their Net Zero pledge
Kay Boycott, Chief Executive of Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation, is part of the NHS Net Zero panel of experts. Here she shares her thoughts on the importance of this pledge and their recent report, including the areas where she believes they could go further.
Why it's time for MPs to act on air pollution
Tessa, who lives with COPD, has written an open letter to her MP asking them to prioritise air quality in the Environment Bill.
General election: what do the main parties say about lung health?
With the general election fast approaching, the main political parties have published their manifestos. Jess from our policy team explains what they say about lung disease.
Tell your story
Do you have a story to tell? It could be about your lung condition, a friend or relative you know who lives with one, or how caring for them impacts your life. We'd love to hear what you've got to say.