British Lung Foundation – Campaigning



The British Lung Structure has actually long been advocating renovations in all locations of lung health and wellness and also particularly for renovations in the stipulation of lung recovery and also oxygen treatment. The public, individuals coping with lung illness and also Relax advocates have all played an important duty in guaranteeing that these problems stay at the leading edge of political discussion at Westminster – and also in the political chambers of Scotland, Wales, and also N Ireland.

There are 3 means you can obtain associated with our projects now:

Or continue reading to figure out even more concerning several of our projects.

This September we released our “No Tar” project to urge regional business, bars, dining establishments and also various other public locations to go smoke-free in advance of federal government regulations. An incredible 8 million individuals in the UK have some type of lung illness, and also their capacity to lead a typical, energetic life, is frequently intimidated by direct exposure to cigarette smoke. It’s not simply for business however, you can aid also. Even more information get on our No Tar web page.

Lung recovery is a program of customized workout that aids those with a lung problem make far better use their lungs. It truly aids to enhance task degrees, manage shortness of breath and also live an extra independent life

Yet just 1.7% of COPD people have accessibility to lung recovery. The British Lung Structure and also its advocates have actually been defending lung recovery to be made much more extensively readily available by lobbying the NHS and also Health Care Trusts/Health Boards.

In 2002 the British Lung Structure and also British Thoracic Culture performed a study right into the accessibility of lung recovery in the UK. The outcomes highlighted a woefully poor solution. The Lung Recovery Study is readily available for download.

We are urging as many individuals as feasible to contact their regional MP, (MSP) Setting up participant, Health care Trust Fund or Wellness Board asking that lung recovery be provided – as an issue of necessity. Up until now the feedback that we have actually obtained from the general public has actually been frustrating – and also their effort has actually caused lung recovery being begun in various components of the UK.

To figure out even more concerning this project and also just how you can join it, please e-mail [email protected]


There are roughly 70,000 individuals making use of oxygen treatment in the UK. It aids them cope with their lung problem. This treatment is supplied either via oxygen concentrators, mobile oxygen cyndrical tubes or fluid oxygen in some areas. Mobile oxygen cyndrical tubes permit people the liberty to leave their houses and also do daily jobs like shopping, seeing good friends, and also horticulture. Nevertheless, these cyndrical tubes are commonly not quickly mobile (also hefty to bring!) and also not easily readily available to all that would certainly gain from them.

The Division of Wellness is presently supervising a ‘testimonial’ of all oxygen stipulation and also the British Lung Structure becomes part of the testimonial panel. We are asking that light-weight mobile oxygen be made easily readily available to all individuals that would certainly gain from it. Light-weight cyndrical tubes are readily available in America and also in some components of Europe – however are not easily readily available on the NHS.

The British Lung Structure is urging as many individuals as feasible to contact their regional MP and also the Assistant of State for Health And Wellness (Dr John Reid MP) asking that light-weight mobile oxygen be made a top priority in the ‘oxygen testimonial.’

To figure out even more concerning this project and also just how you can join it, please e-mail [email protected].


For one week annually in June, Relax advocates arrange a range of occasions throughout the UK and also Northern Ireland to bring a cumulative voice to lung relevant marketing problems, whilst increasing much required understanding of the problems bordering lung illness.

Relax Week normally drops throughout the 2nd week of June, and also tasks vary from understanding days to coffee early mornings, funded strolls to lung marches. It is a time for respiratory system health and wellness experts, individuals coping with lung illness, carers, relative, good friends in addition to BLF personnel to integrate pressures and also make a distinction. To be associated with Relax week 2005, 11-18 June, e-mail [email protected]

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