Respiratory health is being neglected. Lung disease affects the lives of over 12 million people and costs the NHS billions each year. Yet, not enough progress has been made to tackle lung conditions. We need the government to support a plan to turn things around. We’re asking for your help throughout August to do this - and all you need is a smart phone.
Lung disease is the third biggest killer in the UK. Across the UK there are still wide variations in the care given to people with lung conditions like asthma, lung cancer, COPD, IPF mesothelioma and more. Despite this, governments in England and Scotland currently have no strategy for improving services and care for people with lung conditions. We want them to back our plans for a Taskforce for respiratory health - this means a group of healthcare professionals, policy makers and charities all working together to transform care and treatment for people living with a lung condition.
What we need you to do:
From Wednesday, 9 August from 9am. We want to see social media flooded with messages about the importance of tackling lung conditions throughout August using the hashtag #battleforbreath
Using a smart phone – and if you don’t have one, use a friends or neighbours! Post your personalised video messages to FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER. We would love to see the hashtag #battleforbreath trending in the first week.
Videos should be no longer than a minute long. In addition to this lots of messages, with photos attached, on Twitter explaining why you care about lung disease will encourage decision makers to take notice.
Thanks as always for your support folks!