MP Philip Dunne is supporting a new Taskforce for Lung Health. The aim is to develop a single five-year plan for improving lung health in England, endorsed by the whole respiratory community including patients and clinicians. The Taskforce will also help build public awareness and understanding of lung health.
Respiratory disease is one of the top three killers in the UK – one in five people have been diagnosed with a lung condition at some point in their lives and every year, 115,000 people die as a result of lung disease. Mr Dunne says, “I’m pleased to support the work of this new Taskforce to review comprehensively the nation’s lung health and devise a plan to reduce the number of people dying from lung disease – which hasn’t changed in a decade.
“Anyone in South Shropshire who has experience of living with a lung disease such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer or pulmonary fibrosis can get involved at blf.org.uk/taskforce.”