Our mission is to prevent more people from developing lung disease, and to transform the care of people living with lung disease.

We’re bringing together the most influential voices in UK lung health to create a new vision for better services for everyone affected by lung disease.

About the taskforce

The UK has the 4th highest mortality rate from lung disease in Europe

Lung disease accounts for 700,000 hospital admissions every year

1 in 5 people in the UK have been diagnosed with lung disease.

What do you think should change in how we prevent, diagnose and treat lung disease? If you are a health professional, researcher, or living with a lung condition, take part in our call for evidence.

Submit your evidence

Lung health just isn’t taken as seriously as a number of other conditions. It's time for people to be aware that lung disease is a big killer, that it's very prevalent and we're not doing the best things that we possibly can.”Dr Noel Baxter, Primary Care Respiratory Society-UK

Noel explains why we need a Taskforce for Lung Health

“I think the Taskforce is important because you need to step back and take a look at what’s happening and what needs to be improved, and take everyone’s perspective into consideration, particularly patients.” Surayya Khan, who lives with asthma

Surayya tells her story