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New Respiratory Network

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 17th November 2021

A new lived experience network will be supported by the ALLIANCE to influence changes in respiratory care in Scotland.

The ALLIANCE, in partnership with Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation, is establishing a network for people affected by respiratory conditions in order to gain views from a wide range of people to inform the Scottish Government Respiratory Care Action Plan (RCAP).

The RCAP aims to drive improvements in the diagnosis, care, treatment and support of people living with respiratory conditions in Scotland. The plan focusses specifically on the five conditions that make up over 90% of the resources required to manage respiratory conditions in Scotland; asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, however, those affected by other respiratory conditions are welcome to join the network.

The network will bring together people affected by respiratory conditions to discuss and feed back to the Scottish Government as the RCAP is implemented, and establish a Respiratory Conditions Reference Group, supported by the ALLIANCE.

A launch event for the network will be held on 14 December.

If you would like further information or have any questions, please get in touch at respiratory@alliance-scotland.org.uk or phone 0141 404 0231 and ask for Grace Beaumont.

To join the network, complete the network joining form and if you are comfortable to do so, the equality monitoring form and email them to respiratory@alliance-scotland.org.uk.

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