Our mission is to prevent more people from developing lung disease, and to transform the care of people living with lung disease.
We’ve brought together the most influential voices in UK lung health to create a five year plan for improving lung health in England.
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.
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
“My hope is that this will be the catalyst needed to provide a step change and lasting impact for all patients living with long term respiratory conditions. With the implementation of the Taskforce's recommendations, I'm confident that significant improvements will be made in early and accurate diagnosis, in equality of treatment.
In addition, irrespective of postcode, this will provide wider access to pulmonary rehabilitation and better patient care pathways, resulting in better quality of life for longer for all living with a chronic respiratory condition.”