Living Well Alliance

We’re bringing together companies who offer treatments, devices or products that support people to manage their lung conditions.

1 in 5 people in the UK has developed asthma, COPD or another long-term lung condition. While the majority of the 40 lung conditions known to us are not curable, the symptoms can be managed and quality of life can be improved.

All Living Well Alliance members have made a donation to us, and are working with us to improve the lives of people living with lung conditions.

Our members are:


Pharmacy2U – Your NHS repeat prescriptions, taken care of

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Pharmacy2U is the UK’s largest online pharmacy, helping over 150,000 patients in England to manage their NHS repeat prescriptions.

Established in 1999, Pharmacy2U worked closely with the NHS to help pioneer the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS). They manage the repeat prescription needs of patients registered with GP’s in England and are regulated in exactly the same way as traditional pharmacies.

How it works  

The Pharmacy2U NHS repeat prescription service helps patients to manage their medication:

  • Register with Pharmacy2U and tell them what medication you need
  • Prescriptions are approved by your GP and sent electronically to Pharmacy2U
  • Their team of UK Based pharmacists check and dispense your medication
  • They deliver for free using Royal Mail and remind you when it’s time to re-order

Helping you and the NHS

43% of the UK population currently receive repeat prescriptions, costing the NHS £8 billion each year*. With an ageing population, this trend is set to continue. Managing your repeat prescriptions online could help save GPs over 6.5 hours a week and could save the NHS over £300 million a year on prescription costs*.      

For more information, visit Pharmacy2U.

*Repeat Prescription Report, Pharmacy2U 


V-TUF

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V-TUF specialises in providing industrial strength equipment and innovative services focused on improving the occupational health and safety of tradesmen and women in the trade and construction industries.

With a current product portfolio of dust, HAV and noise reduction equipment that is rigorously tested, and further ongoing research and development activities dedicated to reducing and removing these prevalent occupational health issues, we are always striving to improve.

The mission that drives us is simple:

‘To save and improve the lives of those directly exposed to harmful environments in their line of duty whilst ensuring our clean innovation respects the environments in which we perform ours.’

Our expertly manufactured and rated dust extraction range exists to ensure dust, from the large debris to the finest particles not observed by the human eye, is removed from the air that you breathe and that you can guarantee each and every project is a lung safe one.

V-TUF is proud to partner with the British Lung Foundation and be a part of the Living Well Alliance.


Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Fisher and Paykel

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of products and systems for use in respiratory care, acute care, surgery and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea.

With over 40 years of experience, we fully understand the life-changing impact that can result from delivering inspired and world-leading healthcare solutions.

As an innovator, we relentlessly search for new ideas that change outcomes, improve experiences and give healthcare professionals new possibilities to enhance their daily work. As an enabler, we bring compassion, care and empathy to our work. We are always curious and leading edge, thinking differently about the problems that stand between patients and the lives they want. In the interests of patient care, we go where others wouldn’t or haven’t. We bring the answers to life in products that redefine expectations.

The F&P myAIRVO2™ is a device at the forefront of innovation, designed specifically to be a solution for delivering the benefits of humidification and flow to patients in the home and in long-term care. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s leading humidification technology allows the myAIRVO2™ to comfortably provide high flows of air/oxygen mixtures to spontaneously breathing patients, through the unique Optiflow™ nasal cannula interface.

For more information, visit Fisher & Paykel Healthcare or call 0800 132189.


Philips

Philips

At Philips, we strive to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Our goal is to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025.

We are a leading health technology company that leverages advanced technology as well as deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver solutions focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care.

Our Sleep & Respiratory Care division exists to restore natural sleep and breathing, empowering people with the confidence and freedom to live the life that they want and rediscover their hopes and dreams. Whether for sleep disordered breathing or chronic respiratory conditions, such as COPD or asthma, we develop and manufacture a wide range of solutions that mean you can choose the right technology to fit into your lifestyle.

Philips is a recognised global leader in:

  • Sleep apnoea therapy (CPAP devices and masks)
  • Aerosol drug delivery (nebuliser systems)
  • Home ventilation and airway clearance (NIV and cough assist devices)
  • Oxygen therapy (home and portable oxygen concentrators)

Philips is proud to be a Living Well Alliance partner, supporting the invaluable work of the British Lung Foundation.

For more information, visit Philips Respironics or call 0800 1300 845.


Actegy

Actegy

Actegy Health develops innovative medical healthcare products, designed to improve the health, wellbeing and the lives of the people who use them. They rigorously test their medical devices through clinical trials and scientific research, in conjunction with medical experts from leading UK universities.

Founded in 2003, and still a family-owned company, Actegy Health is present in 14 countries around the world and has sold over a million healthcare products worldwide.

One of their most popular products is Aerosure-Medic – a dual-action respiratory device which has been scientifically-tested and is suitable for use by the following patient groups: COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, emphysema and asthma. With regular use, it may help to reduce shortness of breath and relieve breathlessness, improve long-term breathing by strengthening the lung muscles, improve mucus and phlegm clearance, plus take the stress away from being out of breath. As it’s a class I medical device you might be entitled to claim VAT relief.  

At Actegy we believe that everybody deserves to feel positive about their health.  We aim to deliver a lasting positive impact on everyday living, by building superior healthcare brands that are both innovative and therapeutic.

Josh Penny, company founder

For more information, visit Actegy or call +44 (0)845 871 94 94.


Lucas

Lucas are fit out and finishing specialists. We have built a strong reputation in our industry for being one of the most efficient and reliable fit out and finishing companies, providing a consistent and reliable service.

At Lucas, we thrive in an environment that is positive, enjoyable and forward thinking. We are centred on teamwork, flexibility, going the extra mile for our clients and doing everything to the very best standards and we strive to set new benchmarks in the industry always focussed on sustainability, innovation and lean working.

Innovations include a range of waterbased coatings from our Muralplast range, RazBak - a waterborne spray applied high gloss paint system, Lucas Breathe - a coating that can be applied to concrete, natural stone and clay products on facades, ground surfaces and motorway bridges, barriers and ramparts that neutralises the harmful NOx gases with a photocatalytic activity of Titanium Dioxide and natural sunlight into harmless substances: water, CO2 and nitrate salts and the Lucas ProFinish – a paintbrush fully designed and made in Britain to create the best finish with waterbased paints.


Insmed

Insmed

Insmed is a global, biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to transform the lives of patients with serious, rare diseases.


Interested in becoming a member of the British Lung Foundation’s Living Well Alliance? Get in touch by emailing corporate@blf.org.uk

The companies listed above are members of the Living Well Alliance of the British Lung Foundation. These companies have contributed financially to the furtherance of our charitable objectives. This partnership does not mean that we directly endorse their services. We consider each potential partnership very carefully and undertake necessary due diligence in line with our ethical policy. The British Lung Foundation remains a fully independent, impartial and unbiased provider of best practice health advice and support.  ​