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Would you like to share your story with a national newspaper?

Were you wrongly diagnosed with an allergy before being diagnosed with a respiratory condition?

Would you like to be featured in a newspaper?

A national newspaper is looking to raise awareness of this issue. If your answer is yes to both of the above and you would like to share your story then get in touch with Teresa via email press@blf.org.uk or phone 0207 688 5580

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I have sarcoidosis but was originally diagnosed as having asthma. Spent a year on various puffers before being sent for an x-ray. While I don't mind taking part I don't want to denegrate the NHS because of one mistake by a locum GP.

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Hi Morrid, thank you for your message. We totally agree with not denigrating the NHS, we hope to help support it where we can. Using a personal story throughout our campaigning and awareness raising can really help bring it to life making it easier for the public to relate to and understand, so you would be making a huge contribution for others who haven’t yet been diagnosed. Do get in touch or send me a private message and I will give you a call whenever is convenient for you. Take care, Teresa.

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I was told I had COPD hear is an inhaler go away I think we should a training video for GP's

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Hi onamission. We work very closely with healthcare professionals to help give training and support on COPD. One of the tools we've created is the COPD pathway for both GPs and patients and their carers and families: copdpathway.blf.org.uk/

Find out more about what we do on our website: blf.org.uk/Page/COPD-workshops

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I have now changed my GP but have never been on a PR course do you do these work shops for GP's and patients in every area.

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If you give our helpline a call on 03000 030 555 or drop them an email helpline@blf.org.uk they will be able to advise you on what is going on in your local area. You can also check on our website if we are running any PR or exercise classes and get in touch with your local Breathe Easy Group: blf.org.uk/InYourArea

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Thank you I will call them tomorrow

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