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Useful Links

The sites below may provide you with useful and relevant information. Please note, however, that the British Lung Foundation is not responsible for the content of any of these sites.

Education and training

Education for Health

Education for Health is the largest international education and research charity that trains health professionals to make a real difference to the lives of patients with long term conditions. Educational programmes are run nationally and internationally and are accredited by the Open University.

Expert Patients Programme

Expert Patients Programme (EPP) courses are FREE and help people to improve their health and wellbeing by learning new skills to manage their condition on a daily basis. People who have already attended courses have told us it has helped them to deal with their pain, tiredness, feelings of depression, frustration and other difficulties that may come from living with a long-term condition.

The Expert Patients Programme was established as a Community Interest Company (EPP CIC) on 1st April 2007, to expand the NHS Expert Patients Programme pilot which has successfully been providing lay led self-management courses within the NHS across England since 2002.

For more information see the Expert Patients Programme CIC website.


The Memory 4 Teachers Campaign is providing lung health information to teachers across the UK. The project has been developed to support teachers by funding the provision of USB memory sticks carrying free educational resources.

Respiratory Education UK

Respiratory Education UK is an independent training organisation offering a broad spectrum of nationally recognised distance learning respiratory courses for primary and secondary health care professionals.


The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's 50,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers.

Lung Improvement Programme

The Lung Improvement Programme aims to support clinical teams, commissioners, service managers and other key stakeholders deliver effective clinical practice through process improvement and redesign.

NHS Direct

Direct access to health advice.

NHS Web Site

Your gateway to the NHS in England.

NHS Choices

Web-based health and healthcare information

Research People

The NIHR Clinical Research Network

Skills for Health

Skills for Health, in collaboration with the Respiratory Programme at the Department of Health, has led on the development of a respiratory disease competence framework that describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are required to deliver patient centred respiratory care. Details of this work and associated resources can be found on the website.

Stroke Association

The Stroke Association is the only UK wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages.


World Association for Sarcoidosis and other Granulomatous Disorders

Lung Health

Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists

ARNS is a specialty nursing forum for respiratory nurse specialists.

Australian Lung Foundation

The Australian Lung Foundation's Guide to Lung Health.

Breath Takers

Raising awareness of Obliterative Bronchiolitis and offering vital support to families affected by Obliterative Bronchiolitis and by other rare Interstitial Lung Disease.

Canadian Lung Association

The Canadian Lung Association website.

Cancer Campaigning Group

A coalition of national charities representing many different forms of cancer (including lung cancer).

ChILD Lung Foundation

Supporting those affected by childhood Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD).


Information and links on the rare condition cryptogenic organising pneumonitis (Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organising Pneumonia).

Global Lung Cancer Coalition

Global alliance of organisations with an active interest in lung cancer.

Irish Lung Fibrosis Association

Dedicated to improving the care and treatment of people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

John MacDougall Mesothelioma Trust

Set up in memory of the late John MacDougall M.P for Central Fife. It aims to support quality Mesothelioma research projects.

June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund

The Fund aims to encourage and sponsor important research into mesothelioma, and to raise the awareness of the disease.

LAM Action

A support and information network for people with this very rare condition.


Creating awareness in society about COPD ( Chronic Obstructive Respiratory Disease and its causes including alpha-1-atitrypsin deficiency), providing solutions to prevent its development and improve the quality of life and well-being of those people affected.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centre

The Mesothelioma Cancer Center is a US-based online information resource committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information to visitors in the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos cancer

The Lung and Asthma Information Agency

LAIA is an academic project which produces factsheets and charts of respiratory and allergic disease epidemiology. The website carries a lot of useful information. But please note: LAIA can not respond to individual queries.

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

The only charity in the world wholly dedicated to defeating lung cancer, the biggest cancer killer in the world.

United Kingdom Lung Cancer Coalition

A partnership of leading lung cancer experts, senior NHS and Department of Health professionals, charities and healthcare companies.


National Assembly for Wales

Northern Ireland Assembly

Scottish Parliament

UK Government online


British Thoracic Society

Organisation for respiratory healthcare professionals - has some excellent information and guidelines on a variety of respiratory conditions and diseases.

General Practice Airways Group

An independent charity representing primary care health professionals interested in delivering the best standards of respiratory care.

Smoking Cessation


QUIT is the national charity that helps people stop smoking.

Smoking Concerns (Glasgow)

Helping people in Glasgow to stop smoking.

The National Clean Air Award

The National Clean Air Award is the first UK-wide scheme that rewards employers who implement effective workplace no-smoking policies.