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New call for evidence

Opportunity to highlight areas for improvement in lung disease

New call for evidence: Deadline 18 May 2018

The Taskforce for Lung Health, a group of 25 representatives from the lung health sector, is encouraging clinicians, researchers and the public to share their evidence of ways to improve the nation’s lung health and tackle lung disease more successfully. 

PCRS-UK is an active member of this Taskforce and is keen to ensure that primary and community care perspectives are well represented in its work. Any information submitted by PCRS-UK members will inform the development of the Taskforce’s forthcoming five-year plan for improving lung health in England, endorsed by the whole respiratory community. 

‘It is so important that professionals in the lung health field submit evidence in their areas of expertise, particularly where there is less awareness of the issues. It’s absolutely time that something is done to address lung disease’ says PCRS-UK chair, Noel Baxter, urging primary care clinicians to share their experience of working with patients with lung disease.  Read the full article in GP online

The Taskforce had a great response to their call for evidence on prevention and diagnosis earlier in the year, and is now seeking evidence on what needs to improve in the following areas:

Treatment and medicines; living with a lung disease; and end of life

Please look at the call for evidence on the Lung Health Taskforce website and contribute your thoughts and experience in these areas.

For further guidance and to submit your evidence please visit:the websiteConsultation closes on Friday 18 May.

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