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Increased knowledge of IPF will help early and accurate diagnosis – sign up for our inspring nurse lecture series for 2018!

Education for healthcare professionals is one of our top priorities and we are committed to providing relevant and accurate information and education to help patients with IPF. This is why Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis and the Interstitial Lung Disease Interdisciplinary Network (ILD-INN) have partnered to deliver lectures around the country and we are delighted to […]

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IPF charities join forces to ask Minister for Health to work with NICE to make anti-fibrotic drugs available to more IPF patients

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis has joined forces with two other IPF charities, the British Lung Foundation and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust to ask the Health Minister Lord O’Shaughnessy to make anti-fibrotic drugs available to all patients who could benefit. Currently, the two drugs available – Pirfenidone and Nintedanib – can only be prescribed for people […]

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We’re part of the Listen for the Sounds of IPF – a global awareness campaign

IPF World Week marks the launch of the global campaign “Listen for the Sounds of IPF” alongside the EU-IPFF; patients groups from 14 countries. The campaign is highlighting the importance of recognising early signs & symptoms of IPF and of accelerating patient referral to a respiratory specialist. In honour of all IPF patients, Europe’s first […]

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APF announces £300,000 grant to fund major IPF research project -The Mike Bray IPF Research Fellowship

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis is today launching The Mike Bray IPF Research Fellowship in memory of its founder and former chairman, who passed away earlier this year. The £300,000 Fellowship will be awarded over three years to an outstanding research project, which enhances understanding of the causes of IPF or advances treatments. The funding has […]

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MSc Psychology student needs your help with investigation into the Psychological Impact of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

An MSc Psychology student at Sheffield Hallam University needs your help for her main dissertation investigating the Psychological Impact of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Katie Bagshawe has a personal link with IPF; she sadly lost her father this year to this cruel disease. Katie says: “As part of my research I am interviewing those diagnosed with […]

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