The British Lung Foundation's latest Annual Review can be downloaded below. Previous Annual Reviews can be downloaded using the links on the right.
Annual Review 2010 / 2011
This year we celebrated our 25th birthday. For a person 25 isn’t a great age, but it’s a milestone for any organisation. We have used this moment to reflect not only on this year’s activity but also on the difference we have made over the past quarter of a century.
Patients’ voices have been very effective this year, in particular in galvanising support from the Government for the long-awaited chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) strategy. In July 2011 the Department of Health published the Outcomes Strategy for COPD and Asthma in England. After seven years of campaigning, this was a great day for the patients and the British Lung Foundation (BLF). Now the hard work starts to implement the strategy.
Our main headline this year is progress on all fronts. We have increased our funding for research. We have made great strides in campaigning for people with lung disease. Our call to stop smoking in cars with children present has attracted huge support. There are more BLF nurses working all over the UK. And we are providing more support for people affected by lung disease through our Breathe Easy groups and our extensive information and support services.
Times are hard. We continue to strive to improve our efficiency and look for new ways to use our limited resources to improve life for people affected by lung disease. We are starting new work on obstructive sleep apnoea and asthma and hope to continue to grow, delivering support and funding research that will lead to a better future for people with lung disease.
Download the report
Please view this list of the trusts, statutory and lottery supporters, event participants and organisers, and corporate partners who supported the British Lung Foundation in the year 2010/11.