GPs Call for More Asthma Investment

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is arguing that despite GPs being highly trained to care for patients with asthma, they need more investment to meet demand. Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the RCGP, said, ‘Asthma is a distressing condition that affects millions of people across the UK, and patients should be reassured that [...]

By |2016-06-21T15:55:21+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Love Your Lungs Screening Event to be Held at Ammanford Tesco Extra

Hywel Dda University Health Board (HDUHB)is working with the British Lung Foundation to hold a lung screening event. The aim of the event is to help find the thousands of local residents estimated to be living with undiagnosed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), so that they can get the support and help they need. The [...]

By |2016-03-16T16:24:16+00:00March 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chest Patients to Receive their own Rehab Care

A Swansea consultant, who helped write national guidelines for the care of patients with an under-recognised chest condition, is practising what he preaches by launching a rehabilitation programme designed just for them. Kim Harrison, a respiratory consultant at Morriston Hospital, was a co-author of NICE Guidelines which advise on the diagnosis and management of Idiopathic [...]

By |2016-02-16T16:22:25+00:00February 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fall in Number of People Dying from Respiratory Diseases

The number of people dying from respiratory diseases in Wales has fallen by ten per cent in a year, a new report has indicated. It is estimated that thirteen per cent of Welsh adults are being treated for a respiratory condition, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), while disorders affecting the lungs [...]

By |2016-02-15T22:26:52+00:00February 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boehringer Takes A Mega Pair Of Lungs On Welsh Tour

A pair of twelve-feet high inflatable mega lungs recently toured Wales to raise awareness of lung cancer. The lungs were part of a Boehringer Ingelheim campaign, in partnership with Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation (RCLCF) and Velindre Cancer Centre, which hoped to draw attention to Wales' biggest killing cancer. Lung cancer survival in Wales is [...]

By |2016-01-21T16:53:15+00:00December 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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