Press and media centre

The Taskforce for Lung Health Press Office is available for any enquires from members of the press.  You can find an up to date list of our members on our members page.

Contact the press office

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @lungtaskforce

The Taskforce for Lung Health is a unique collaboration of patient representatives, health care professionals, professional bodies and other experts. Over 30 members have a shared vision for lung health; we want to transform care and treatment for patients and change the mortality rate for lung disease, which has barely improved in over a decade. An Industries Forum, which works alongside the Taskforce, includes representatives from the pharmaceutical, diagnostics, devices and digital industries.

Coming together for the first time in 2018, we developed a five-year plan to improve lung health in England. Our report makes vital, realistic recommendations to NHS England and other governing bodies about all aspects of lung health; from prevention and diagnosis right through to end of life care. Together, we’re giving people with lung disease a powerful voice.

If you are interested in sharing your personal story with the Taskforce for Lung Health, please email: [email protected]

Latest press releases

People with lung disease waiting over a year for treatment as backlog of lung health care reaches 100,000 appointments in England

Future of lung disease care ‘at risk’ due to workforce shortages and backlog from COVID-19

1 in 3 people with lung disease end up waiting longer than six months for a diagnosis

COPD: Over 700,000 people with a common lung disease do not feel they understand their condition

Over a third of people with lung conditions felt pressure to avoid or delay seeking treatment during lockdown

Patients needing urgent care for lung conditions saw referrals drop by as much as 70% during lockdown

Nearly 1 million smokers in England could have been helped to quit in the last decade

Increasing access to pulmonary rehabilitation for people with lung conditions could save NHS England £69m every year