Respiratory

Respiratory or lung diseases are some of the most common medical conditions in the world. The lungs are part of a complex apparatus, expanding and relaxing thousands of times each day to bring in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. Lung disease can result from problems in any part of this system.


Republic of Ireland

Irish Thoracic Society

The Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) is the official society for the broad spectrum of healthcare professionals involved in the care of people with chronic or acute respiratory disease in Ireland. Membership of the Society is drawn from respiratory physicians, internal medicine physicians, paediatricians, thoracic surgeons, general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, dieticians, pulmonary function and respiratory technicians, scientists and other healthcare providers who specialise or have an interest in respiratory disease and care throughout Ireland - North and South

Website: http://www.irishthoracicsociety.com


Republic of Ireland

COPD Support Ireland

COPD Support Ireland is a charity set up to support all those living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They are Ireland’s only national COPD support and advocacy body, bringing together local support groups from around the country, to help those living with, and caring for someone with, COPD.

Website: http://copd.ie


Northern Ireland

British Lung Foundation (NI branch)

The British Lung Foundation (BLF) Northern Ireland offers support for people who have lung disease, their families and carers. They raise awareness of lung disease at a local and national level, campaign to make lung disease a priority, and work to improve services across Northern Ireland.

Website: www.blf.org.uk/

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