Read about our recent work, views from healthcare professionals and stories from people affected by lung disease.
Life changing rehab for people living with lung disease – help us spread the word
We are campaigning for increased awareness of, and access to, pulmonary rehabilitation.
I’ve learnt to take my asthma seriously
Yasmeen, 24, is a nurse living and working in East London. She shares her story of managing her severe asthma.
Creating a COPD guide helped me understand how to improve a person’s quality of life
Rachna Chowla, a GP from Southwark and one of the clinical leads for Clinical Effectiveness Southwark (CES), shares what she learnt about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), when helping to put together some guidance on this area as part of a borough-wide quality improvement programme.
I have been living with IPF for eight years
Peter, 70 a retired credit manager who lives in Luton, shares the story of how he was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Pulmonary rehabilitation gave me hope for the future
Maggie, 63, a retired accounts manager, lives in Suffolk and has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Here she describes how after waiting for over a year for a diagnosis, she was able to improve her wellbeing through pulmonary rehabilitation (PR)
We need to shout about the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation
Dr Alison Cook, Chair of the Taskforce for Lung Health, describes how pulmonary rehabilitation, an exercise and education treatment which offers life-changing results for people with lung disease, was developed and why we now need to improve access for everyone eligible.
Pulmonary rehabilitation gave me the confidence to live life again
Tessa, 74, is a retired nurse living in Kent who has COPD. Here she describes how pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) helped her control her breathing and build up the strength and confidence to enjoy life again.
It’s time we recognised the untapped potential of community pharmacies
Dr Alison Cook, Chair of the Taskforce for Lung Health, explains the significance of the findings of the Taskforce's survey of over 2,000 people with lung conditions who use Community Pharmacies.
We did our best to make sure that mum lived well with IPF
Karen lives in London with her husband. Her mum Joyce, lived with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, (IPF) for 11 years until she sadly passed away in July 2020 at the age of 88. Karen describes her mum’s journey and the impact of being involved with her care.