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
Asthma Research & Policy News
Dr Hannah Durrington is a consultant in respiratory medicine and a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Manchester. She has a particular interest in how our body clock (officially known as our circadian rhythm) can affect asthma symptoms. Asthma UK are proud to have supported some of Hannah’s research. […]
Sarah Macfadyen, Head of Policy and External Affairs at Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation shares details about the government’s strategy for a smoke-free future and the steps that need to be taken to achieve this goal. Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.
Sarah Woolnough, CEO of Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation, has written to government urging them to do more to address lung health inequalities. In her new blog, she explains why this is so important. Find out more.
Following her presentation to the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Lung Health, our volunteer Patient Lead, Olivia Fulton, considers the use and the future of smart technology for self-management of asthma. Read more.
Dr Ramesh Kurukulaaratchy from the University of Southampton tells us about the research project he’s leading into better ways to diagnose asthma. Read more…
Danielle Roe, our Patient and Public Involvement Manager shares the importance of patient insight in the work we do and key findings from the recent survey for parents of children with preschool wheeze. Read more.
In Scotland, sadly respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD account for over one third of all acute hospital admissions and are also one of the most commonly presented conditions within primary care. To tackle this the Scottish Government has recently published its long-awaited Respiratory Care Action Plan. Joseph Carter, […]
Jo is a patient representative on the Asthma UK and NHS England Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) programme to help improve access and uptake of life-changing biologics treatments. She explains why this programme is so important, the impact she hopes it will have and how she is making sure it meets the needs of people with asthma.
Joseph Carter, our Head of Devolved Nations, explains the challenges of air pollution in Wales and considers whether the next government will deliver the healthy air, healthy Wales vision that’s been promised. Read more…