Watch the latest episode of ‘The Hope Machine’, our series of videos from Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation spotlighting our exciting world-class research. We’ll be chatting to some of our wonderful researchers and sharing the latest cutting-edge projects into asthma and lung disease. In this episode, we’ll be speaking […]
Asthma Research & Policy News
Krisnah Poinasamy, Head of Research and Innovation Advocacy, shares what the Life Sciences Vision set out and how for the first time respiratory has been identified as a top priority, and how we’ll be grabbing this opportunity to strengthen respiratory research and innovation in the UK.
Dr Thomas Brown, shares his latest research project with us, where he’s investigating whether a new device can help us diagnose asthma in just a matter of minutes.
Lottie from our policy team has been exploring how people with severe asthma feel about injecting their biologic treatment at home. In this blog, she shares her findings on how people feel about the change and whether they want to keep this new method of treatment in the future.
Adam from our policy team looks at the draft NHS data strategy which was recently published by the Department of Health. He explains what is in the strategy and how the better use of NHS data could help transform the care of people with asthma.
Adam from our Policy team looks at the results of a survey we carried out on how you make decisions about your care. He explains how your involvement has shaped both our work, and guidance that has been developed for healthcare professionals.
Professor Sejal Saglani and her team at Imperial College London are exploring whether there’s something about farmyards that can prevent kids from developing asthma. In her blog, she tells us about what preschool wheeze is, and how her project is investigating farmyards for potential treatments for childhood asthma.
It is vital we protect the next generation’s lungs from cigarette smoke. We want the government in Scotland to ban smoking around playgrounds and school gates, so children are not being exposed.
Leah Ward lives in Birmingham with her four children, including Lucy, 6, who has asthma. In the last year she’s been campaigning for clean air in Birmingham and urging politicians to go further. She shares her story with us here.
Smoking remains a huge problem in Wales with far too many young people starting the habit. Callum Littlemore, our Communications Officer in Wales, explores the true cost of smoking in Wales. Let us know your thoughts in the comments