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Confirmed Charity Exhibitors

The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care is a Professional Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Our objective is to promote best practice in respiratory physiotherapy for the benefit of patients.

Aims
To provide and sustain an organisation to promote the
exchange of ideas amongst those interested in respiratory
physiotherapy and respiratory care.

To facilitate post-registration education and training in
respiratory physiotherapy.

To encourage research and development in respiratory physiotherapy and related fields, and provide a forum for discussion of findings.

To develop and maintain links with other relevant organisations in the U.K. and overseas.

To represent respiratory physiotherapy within the CSP and other relevant organisations.

To promote respiratory physiotherapy to colleagues and clients throughout the U.K.

To communicate between members and other relevant agencies by regular publications.

The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS), established in 1997 is the primary nursing forum for respiratory nurse specialists lead by respiratory nurses, to promote a higher level of respiratory nursing practice through leadership, education and professional development.

ARNS works to influence the direction of respiratory nursing care, engaging with national and international stakeholders and government agencies, to deliver evidence based practice within the rapidly changing health-care environment.

Education for Health is the world’s leading independent education and research charity which focuses on the education of healthcare professionals as a key factor in improving patient health and quality of life. We deliver courses nationally and globally, keeping students at the forefront of clinical developments and our research ensures we understand the needs of patients and the primary care community

The COPD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization created on June 14, 2004 with offices in Washington, D.C. and Miami, FL. In a short period of time, the COPD Foundation has accomplished so much, bringing together the resources in the COPD community and creating more opportunities in order to serve those affected by the disease. Currently, there are 18 members in the Board of Directors who volunteer their time and resources to helping advance the Foundation’s mission and purpose.

Mission
The mission of the COPD Foundation is to develop and support programs which improve the quality of life through research, education, early diagnosis, and enhanced therapy for persons whose lives are impacted by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Purpose
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a preventable and treatable disease. The COPD Foundation has been established to speed innovations which will make treatments more effective and affordable, undertake initiatives that result in expanded services for COPD patients, and improve the lives of patients withCOPD and related disorders through research and education that will lead toprevention and someday a cure for this disease.

National Respiratory programme (Department of Health) & North West Respiratory Clinical Pathway team

The National Respiratory Programme, run by the Department of Health, will be showcasing its work on shifting the balance to prevention and early identification in COPD through tailored approaches to behaviour change in target groups. The national team will also be highlighting the NHS Companion document to the COPD and Asthma Outcomes Strategy – the 45-point action plan for National Health Service teams to prompt improvements across the entire care pathway.

The aim of this study was to define priority audiences for prevention and early identification interventions, and for each audience, to identify the most effective approaches to behaviour change.

The NHS Companion Document brings together the evidence and policy base for COPD & Asthma care in the NHS, detailing the issues that clinicians and colleagues need to address and providing clear actions to show how outcomes for patients can be improved in each area. The actions are mapped against the five domains of the NHS Outcomes Framework – the strategic document setting out theoverall priorities for the National Health Service.

The national team will be joined by the NHS North West Respiratory Clinical Pathway team who will highlight best practice from the region and showcasing their own work on prevention and early detection through their ‘Blow Football Challenge’.

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Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK)

Whether you’re a primary care nurse searching for tried and tested protocols, a GP looking for guidance on COPD diagnosis and management or a respiratory specialist interested in the latest research, it pays to become a member of the PCRS- UK.
As a member you’ll have unlimited access to a wealth of specialist respiratory care information, expertise and resources, plus practical everyday tools to help you make a difference in respiratory care.

The primary resource for best practice in respiratory care
Through our practice and individual membership schemes, we offer a wealth of practical, credible resources for primary care health professionals - whether they are relatively new to respiratory medicine or a respiratory expert:
• Extensive COPD and asthma resources
• Concise, easy-to-follow summary publications
• Tools and resources designed specifically for practice nurses
• Help with professional development

Visit http://www.pcrs-uk.org/practice to download examples of our resources

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