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The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care is a National Body which promotes health and best practice in Respiratory Physiotherapy for the benefit of all. The ACPRC was originally established in 1980, and with over 1,000 members is one of the largest professional networks of physiotherapists in the UK . Each year, the ACPRC publish the only journal dedicated to Respiratory Physiotherapy, a Respiratory Review and a monthly e-Newsletter with all of the latest updates in Respiratory Care. The committee also deliver a wide range of short courses, a bi-annual conference and support members with a wide range of general enquiries. Since 2016, the four core pillars of the ACPRC have been: Connecting People Sharing Knowledge and Skills Research and Best Practice Leadership and Innovation The ACPRC is run by an elected commiittee of members who support the organisation on a voluntary basis. The committee itself is made up of a wide range of specialist physiotherapists, many of whom are leading figures in their area of expertise.

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The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) was formed in 1997 by respiratory nurses, for respiratory nurses, and this ethos is still very true today. ARNS remains the only nursing-led membership organisation within the UK respiratory specialty field. Today, our organisation benefits from the participation of more than 1,500 members across the UK. Our annual conference, held in May each year, is the highlight of the respiratory nursing calendar. ARNS collaborates with other respiratory care organisations, as well as government and NHS initiatives in order to influence policy and developments for respiratory services, such as the NICE and BTS Guidelines. ARNS is a member of the European Respiratory Nurses Association. Secretariat Office: 10 Hartley Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NS Email: info@arns.co.uk Phone: 07740117902 Website: www.arns.co.uk Twitter: @ARNS_UK Your can also find us on Facebook

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Every ten seconds someone in the UK has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack and three people die every day. Tragically two thirds of these deaths could be prevented, whilst others still suffer with asthma so severe current treatments don't work. This has to change. That's why Asthma UK exists. We work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life-threatening asthma attack. Asthma UK host a collection of inhaler videos to use in consultations and share with your patients by sms, email or written on their prescriptions. https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/inhaler-videos/ Asthma UK can add value to every one of your patient’s care. Our blog explains how: https://www.asthma.org.uk/support-beyond-consultation Get quality-assured action plans. Download our Asthma action plan :https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/manage-your-asthma/action-plan/. Complete it digitally using EMIS (see our how to guide https://www.asthma.org.uk/globalassets/for-professionals/emis_asthma_uk_action_plan_guidance_notes_-_updated.pdf). These can be saved directly to the patient’s notes and shared by email Get year-round back-up. Encourage your patients to follow us on https://www.facebook.com/AsthmaUK or https://twitter.com/asthmauk for regular self-management hints, tips, weather and air quality alerts Asthma UK is working with NHS England on a 12week programme to improve self-management behaviours by telephone, text and email. See which of your patients may benefit at: https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/asthma-support-programme/

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One in five of us has problems with our breathing. Millions more are at risk. We’re the only UK charity looking after the nation’s lungs. With your support, we’ll make sure that one day everyone breathes clean air with healthy lungs. For further information, please visit www.blf.org.uk. For help and support, call the BLF Helpline on 03000 030 555. To donate £5 to help the BLF fight lung disease, please text LUNGS to 70500.

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Improving the lives of people living with long term conditions - Education for Health is a leading UK based educational charity, supporting nurses and healthcare professionals working with patients living with long term conditions. Through our clinically led education and training, research and advocacy work, we are playing an integral role in enabling healthcare professionals to deliver the best possible care for patients. We offer a comprehensive range of education and training, including free-to-access online resources, workshops and accredited Level 5, 6 and 7 modules which can be taken as standalone courses or used to achieve a full DipHE, BSc or MSc degree programme. Our academic team are clinicians and experts in their subject areas who continue to work in practice, bringing a real-life vibrancy to all that we do. Innovative teaching techniques and learning materials enable students to combine work and professional development. Website: www.educationforhealth.org Email: contact@educationforhealth.org Twitter: @EdforHealth Facebook: www.facebook.com/EdforHealth/

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Respiratory Futures is the platform to visit for resources to support integrated respiratory care, commissioning, innovation and networking. It works to join the dots between the many points, people and places that make up the diverse UK respiratory sector. This is with the aim of fostering the sharing of best practice, the reduction of duplication and the development of new models of care which best meet the needs of patients and help to reduce healthcare inequalities. Respiratory Futures works in partnership with the British Thoracic Society and NHS England to support the NHSE Long Term Plan’s ambitions for respiratory services. In addition to an active website, Respiratory Futures holds live debates to promote discussion and learning in the respiratory community. The website includes: - The integrated futures map which holds information on each STP, Health Board and Health and Social Care Trust across the UK. - The features section which includes interviews, articles and case studies covering innovative models of care, pressing topics and new projects in the respiratory field. - Respiratory resources including relevant publications, a jargon buster and a directory of respiratory organisations. - Information about and recordings of debates held and coming soon.

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