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About our health information

Find out how we create clear, up-to-date and reliable health information that meets the needs of everyone affected by lung conditions. 

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What we produce

We provide free, expert information to help you understand, manage, and live well with your lung condition. Our information supports you to make good decisions about your health. It can also help you to feel better, more confident and in control.   

Whether you live with a lung condition, are a family member, carer or friend, or simply want to learn more about lung conditions – we can help you find the information you need. Search for information using the search box or browse the support for you section of our website.  

Please note our information is not a substitute for medical advice from your doctor. If you’re concerned about your health, we strongly advise visiting a health care professional. 

How we produce our information

All our lung health information is developed using the latest evidence, with the support of health care professionals and people with lung conditions. Our information is produced by the Health Advice team in line with our editorial principles as described below.

We have a clear process for producing health information

All our lung health information is created following a detailed and consistent process to make sure we produce high-quality information in a reliable way. 

We base our health information on reliable and up-to-date evidence

Our lung health information is based on the latest evidence from approved research sources and clinical guidelines. We also review the evidence every time we update our information.

We make sure our information is clinically safe

Every piece of lung health information is reviewed by expert health care professionals to make sure it’s accurate and reflects the best evidence available. We also work closely with our team of respiratory nurse specialists. This means you can feel confident our information is safe.

We involve people with lung conditions, their family, friends and carers

We get feedback and insights from people affected by lung conditions to make sure all our health information is clear, accessible and relevant to people’s experiences. If you would like to help us develop our information, you can join our Readers Panel.

We review our information at least every three years

All our lung health information is reviewed every three years (or sooner) to make sure it is up to date and continues to meet the needs of people affected by lung conditions. All our web pages are dated, so you can see when they’re next due for review. 

The Information Standard

To make sure our information is clear, accurate, evidenced-based and up-to-date, we follow the principles of The Information Standard developed by NHS England. The Information standard is a quality standard that supports organisations to develop high-quality health information. 

Accessibility

We try to make our information as clear as possible to help everyone with a lung condition understand and manage their health well. 

Text 

  • All our content is written as clearly as possible using plain English. 
  • The fonts we use on our website are designed to be easy to read. 
  • We use headings and subheadings that aid screen readers. 
  • Text can be resized using your browser settings. 

Website design   

  • Our website images contain alternative text to aid screen readers.  
  • Links on our website are highlighted and easy to see.   

Resource formats 

  • Our resources can be downloaded in PDF format. 
  • Our health information is also available in Welsh. 
  • Our videos are available with subtitles and transcripts. 

References and sources

If you would like to see a list of the evidence sources we’ve used to produce our lung health information, please call our Helpline team on 03000 030 555 or email us.

Feedback 

We welcome feedback on our health information and use your comments to improve our information. 

The pages in our support for you section of our website have a ‘Did you find this information useful?’ button where you can give us anonymous feedback on the information. The comments are regularly monitored and followed up. 

Alternatively, you can email us with your feedback. 

How you can support us

Join our Readers Panel 

If you or someone you care for has a lung condition, you can support us by reading and reviewing our information. Join our Readers Panel to help us create good quality information for the millions of people with a lung condition who visit our website and download our resources.

Help give everyone with a lung condition the information they need

We can only make our high-quality lung health information with support from people like you. Your generous donations allow us to provide the latest advice to help everyone affected by a lung condition.

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Our information is reviewed by independent experts. We have made every effort to ensure that the information provided is correct. The British Lung Foundation cannot accept liability for any errors or omissions, and policy, practice or medical research may change. If you are concerned about your health, you should consult a doctor or for more information consult the sources listed.