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The Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership

On 1 January 2020, Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation merged to become a new charity – the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership.  

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The Partnership will bring lasting benefits to everyone in the UK affected by asthma and other lung diseases. It is a powerful voice for all respiratory diseases for change and to get more, and better, investment in the NHS. 

Its mission is: 

  • The relief of persons suffering from diseases of the chests and lungs, to include, on a continuing basis, asthma and the prevention of those diseases 
  • The promotion of medical research into the prevention, treatment, alleviation and cure of those diseases and the dissemination of the useful results of such research for the benefit of the public and the promotion of post-graduate training and the creation of fellowships, hospitals, medical centres and research institutes 
  • The provision of care, support, services and information for people suffering from those diseases 

The Partnership builds on earlier joint working that has led to real and significant improvements in outcomes for people affected by lung disease. The Taskforce for Lung Health is an example of successful collaboration. 

Both the British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK will retain individual identities. Under their own names, research will continue into asthma and lung diseases and information and support will be provided. The Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation helplines will continue to help callers, and our campaigning work will continue. 

By coming together, we will be able to invest more in world-leading research, support services, policy development and campaigning.

Divya Malde using BLF website on phone and laptop

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The Partnership’s chief executive is Sarah Woolnough.

“The merger allows the two charities to share their combined energy and passion to make an even bigger difference to everyone affected by asthma and other lung diseases.” 

Read more from her blog about the creation of the Partnership

Find out about the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership trustees