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30 physios become British Lung Foundation ‘professionals’

19 November 2014 - 9:55am

More than 30 physiotherapists have signed up to the British Lung Foundation’s (BLF) ‘professionals’ scheme after reading a Frontline report about the initiative.

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World COPD day takes place today

Bethany Bateman, stakeholder engagement manager at the charity said that it is continuing to receive applications and expects many more physios to join the scheme.

‘It’s great that our new BLF professionals programme has had so much interest from physiotherapists,’ she said.

‘There are many different ways that a BLF professional can get involved with us, just one of those ways is by writing for our blog.’

Sarah Jeffery, a physiotherapist who is part of the scheme, has written a BLF blog post for World COPD day on 19 November. Her blog includes top tips for how patients can better manage their COPD.

A report by the Royal College of Physicians and published to coincide with World COPD day, points to the need for better care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

It found a wide variation in COPD care in England and Wales and that some hospitals are failing to meet national standards.

One of the recommendations in the document is that all patients with a COPD exacerbation should be cared for by respiratory specialists on a respiratory ward.

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