By Geraldine Burge, ILD Nurse On 28th September the Midlands ILD support group met to raise awareness of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis for IPF Week. Our group is open to all people affected by all fibrotic lung conditions throughout the Midlands, spanning Hereford, Coventry, Halesowen, Solihull, Warwick and Greater Birmingham.
Janine Hood, a respiratory lead nurse, held a “Raising awareness of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis’ session in East Lancashire NHS Trust. It was a lunch to enable people to network and two presentations were given from respiratory consultants about diagnosis and treatment for IPF patients.
It’s IPF Week this week and people from all over the country are getting involved and blowing bubbles. Blowing bubbles is the symbol of this year’s IPF World Week – it is to show solidarity and support for those with pulmonary fibrosis and to demonstrate how difficult it can be to draw the breath needed […]
A new pulmonary fibrosis support group was launched last week in Wessex and Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis Chairman, Mike Bray, gave a presentation at the launch which was held at Eastleigh. Mike talked about his experiences as a patient and about the charity aims and hopes for the future.
What a year we have had! We set out early in 2013 to establish Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis as a new charity focusing on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with the aims of raising awareness of this devastating disease, helping IPF patients and their families and raising funds for research. By the summer of last year we […]
Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis had a strong presence at the annual conference of The Primary Care Respiratory Society over the weekend of Sept 26/27. We had a stand in the exhibition area and our delegate, trustee Wendy Dickinson, was able to talk to many of the delegates about IPF and about the charity.
This week a very successful IPF awareness day was held in the University Hospital of South Manchester led by the Manchester support group. There were two stands with leaflets, postcards and cakes and visitors gave donations – about £190 was raised!
This year’s IPF World Week starts this Sunday on 28 September to 4 October. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis World Week was created in 2012 as an initiative to inform people around the globe that Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a rare and poorly understood chronic and ultimately fatal lung disease. Each year, around 35,000 people in […]
A very successful training day for interstitial lung disease nurse specialists and trainees was held in Birmingham on 15 September. Over 50 nurses attended and the feedback was excellent. Delegates left exhausted but enthused!
Yesterday two of our amazing fundraisers ran a charity stall at Huddersfield Open Market – and it was a huge success!