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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 1,600 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.