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Daughter spearheads 50th support group for pulmonary fibrosis in memory of her father

Breathing in and breathing out is the most natural thing in the world, unless you suffer from the devastating lung disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis. It gradually destroys the lungs, making breathing impossible. On Thursday 22 February, Northwick Park Hospital, in Harrow, North-West London, is launching a support group for anyone with or affected by Pulmonary Fibrosis. […]

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APF to award three Travel Fellowships for the American Thoracic Society conference (ATS) May 2018 in California

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis would like to support researchers working in pulmonary fibrosis to attend the ATS 2018 in San Diego, California. The awards of £1000 contribute towards costs for conference registration, accommodation and travel. We have three awards available. Applications are now invited from any UK based researcher who has had an abstract accepted […]

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ILD nurse study sessions start for 2018 to educate healthcare professionals about IPF

The first ILD/IPF Nurse Study Session of 2018 took place yesterday at Nottingham County Ground. This is a continuation of a partnership programme between Action Pulmonary Fibrosis and the Interstitial Lung Disease Inter disciplinary Network (ILD INN) that started last year, to raise awareness of ILD and IPF amongst primary and community care. 26 health […]

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Gloucester Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group hold first meeting

The first meeting of Gloucester Pulmonary Fibrosis support group took place at the Churchdown Community Centre. Hosted by Fiona Craven and two other nurses from the Gloucestershire Care Services. Howard Almond, APF trustee, was there to support the first meeting and says: Over 40 people attended, with a lively mix of patients and carers this […]

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A Daughter’s Love by Beth Macnab

Beth Macnab lost her Pa in 2016 to pulmonary fibrosis and has written a book to remember him and raise awareness of the disease. This is her story. “After I lost my dearest Pa, to Pulmonary Fibrosis, in October 2016, I felt a compelling need to write a book about him and our stories! It was for […]

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APF welcomes new trustee Stephen Morgan-Hyland who lost his father to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2017

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis is delighted to welcome to the board of trustees, Stephen Morgan-Hyland. Steve Jones, Chair of APF says: We are delighted to welcome Stephen as a trustee of the charity. Stephen, like all trustees, has a direct connection to the disease. His high-level skills in strategic planning and management will be helpful […]

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Exeter teenager raises over £800 to support research into Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Exeter teenager Alexandra Daniels has raised over £800 to help fund respiratory research at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in memory of her grandfather. Seventeen year old Alex was inspired to start fundraising after her grandfather John Kerley sadly passed away from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in 2012. As a thank you for the care […]

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