Three years on: Involvement and support

Thank you to everyone who supports our work to drive forward the delivery of the Taskforce’s recommendations.

The Taskforce is only possible because of the expertise and commitment of our members. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed this year. We are also grateful to our sponsors.

During 2021 we are delighted that the Taskforce membership has grown to 39. We have welcomed:

  • British Thoracic Oncology Group
  • Mesothelioma UK
  • Sarcoidosis UK
  • Dr Ben Ainsworth, mental health representative

The Industries Forum now has 24 members, with the following members joining in 2021:

  • Amgen
  • Copley Scientific
  • PARI Medical

We are grateful to the sponsors of the Taskforce in 2021. These companies are supporting the work of the Taskforce financially but have no editorial rights:

  • Amgen
  • AstraZeneca
  • Chiesi
  • GSK
  • Janssen
  • Medtronic
  • MSD
  • Pfizer
  • Sanofi
  • Seqirus
  • Takeda
  • Verona Pharma

Further information about the membership and funding of the Taskforce is available here.

In memory of Taskforce supporters

We remember those who have sadly died this year who have contributed their story to help benefit the lives of others with lung disease.

Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP who encouraged and supported the Taskforce from the very beginning, attended our awareness-events and regularly spoke out about his own experience of being diagnosed and treated for lung cancer. As a life-long non-smoker he was particularly committed to challenging the misconception that lung disease is associated only with smokers.