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Congratulations to all the ARNS 2018 Award Winners

May 22, 2018

Its’s been a week since the #ARNS2018 Conference.  The conference was a great success with inspiring speakers, wonderful presentations and  excellent abstracts and posters, showcasing the incredible work going on nationally. To read more click here.

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ERS Newsletter May 2018

May 15, 2018

The ERS Newsletter covers the lastest news, ERS International Congress, Respiratory Matters, Publication news and Key dates and deadlines. To read the newsletter click here.

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SWILD-INN

Apr 26, 2018

At a recent SWILD-INN meeting in Taunton, Marie-Clare gave us an excellent session on managing diet in our ILD patients and enhanced our skills in away that several of us took in to practice the next working day. Following on from this and with the support of Roche, we are pleased to offer a free session in Lifton (border of Devon and Cornwall) on ILD and including Marie-Clare on managing dietary issues. Please see the flyer for details and contact […]

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EME-TIPAC TRIAL

Mar 1, 2018

Congratulations to the Norwich Medical School team for recruiting the 300th patient to the EME-TIPAC trial on treating pulmonary fibrosis with co-trimoxazole (an antibiotic).  Norwich Clinical Trial Unit is coordinating the nationwide trial, which is taking place at 43 centres across the UK. The study aims to discover whether taking co-trimoxazole, alongside other treatments, improves life expectancy and reduces the chances of IPF patients being admitted to hospital. If you want to know more about the research, contact your hospital […]

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Extended Early Bird Deadline for ARNS

Feb 28, 2018

In order to give the ARNS Members a good opportunity to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate, ARNS have extened the Early Bird Deadline booking until 14th March. Visit www.arns.co.uk for more information.

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Education for Health March dates

Jan 24, 2018

  March 2018 dates | Courses across the UK Education for Health has a wide range of modules and workshops running at venues including Warwick, Stirling and London, starting in March 2018. This is a really great opportunity for you to study with us in subjects as varied as Diabetes, Leadership, Reducing Risk, Asthma and Spirometry. Booking closes soon for all courses below, register now to secure your place. MARCH 2018 WORKSHOPS: Improve your skills and knowledge in just a […]

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Out in the cold: lung disease, the hidden driver of NHS winter pressure

Jan 10, 2018

Over the last seven years lung disease admissions to hospital have risen at over three times the rate of all other conditions (36.6% vs 11.1%). Respiratory disease admissions are almost unique in their seasonal variation – there are 80% more lung disease admissions in the winter months of December, January and February then there are in the warmer spring months of March, April and May. As a disease area, respiratory is behind only cardiac and central nervous system diagnoses for […]

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The new Bishop of London

Dec 21, 2017

The ILD Network would like to congratulate the right reverend Dame Sarah Mullally upon her appointment as bishop of London. We were delighted that former nurse Sarah Mullally addressed our ILD conference in October 2017 on spirituality in Practice rituals and the sacred space. We wish her well in her in new and undoubtedly challenging role and believe that she will make positive difference to our communities See media report by the Guardian religious correspondent https://www.theguardian.com/world/ 2017/dec/18/sarah-mullally-appointed-bishop-of-london-church-of-england

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New Chair Anne-Marie Russell’s Address

Nov 16, 2017

A message from the ILD Network Chair Anne-Marie Russell It was a privilege to accept the position of chair on 9th October 2017 at our second ILD Network conference. I look forward to serving you well during my term of office. Thank you to committee and to our former chair Geraldine Burge who has set a very solid foundation upon which to build and expand the network.   Conference We were delighted to have so many delegates at conference from […]

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Building a research career

Nov 15, 2017

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The Mike Bray IPF Research Fellowship A £300,000 grant to fund major IPF research project

Nov 15, 2017

The Mike Bray IPF Research Fellowship : Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis The Mike Bray IPF Research Fellowship is a £300,000 grant that will be awarded over three years to an outstanding research project, which enhances understanding of the causes of IPF or advances treatments. It is named after and in memory of the charity’s founder and former chairman, who passed away earlier this year. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a fatal lung disease with no known cause, no cure and limited treatments. […]

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Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis elects a new chair, Stephen Jones

Nov 15, 2017

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis elects a new chair, Stephen Jones This week APF announced that Stephen Jones has been elected as their new chair and the ILD INN would like to welcome Steve to the post. Steve is very passionate about support groups and understands first-hand the journey of IPF patients and the importance of having a local group. It will be fantastic to work with Steve as APF move forward in the coming years. We want to also take […]

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Thank you Geraldine

Nov 2, 2017

In September 2015 we met in Birmingham for the first meeting of what was by the end of the weekend to become the ILD-INN. Little did we know at the time of the journey we were about to start and how far the ILD-INN would have come in just 2 years under the guidance of Geraldine Burge who agreed to sit as the inaugural chair. From the networks initial conception Geraldine has been the driving force behind the networks development. […]

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ILD-INN Annual Conference 2017

Nov 2, 2017
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Support Group Coordinator (London and South East Region) 12 months starting ASAP

Nov 1, 2017

Role:               Support Group Coordinator (London and South East Region) Contract:        12 months starting ASAP  Pay:                £200 per day,  2 days a week   Role – core objective: To support and develop the charity’s support group work in London and South East England and to work strategically to drive the growth and development of new groups. Role’s main duties and responsibilities: Develop a strategy and plan for growing groups in London and the South East Implement this plan, identifying, approaching and supporting healthcare professionals […]

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Respiratory Level 7 (MSc) modules starting soon

Sep 13, 2017

Respiratory Level 7 (MSc) modules starting soon Are you studying at MSc level or thinking of trying a Masters module? Two Education for Health Level 7 modules are starting soon, as part of our unique inter-professional postgraduate provision relating to respiratory practice. Looking to build on existing knowledge and experience of non-invasive ventilation? The Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) and Respiratory Failure Level 7 module starts on 25 September and has study days in Warwick on 12 October and 29 January. Concerned about […]

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Animated Explanation of Scleroderma

Sep 8, 2017

  Animated Explanation of Scleroderma   Veiw here

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Resilience A framework supporting hospice staff to flourish in stressful times

Sep 8, 2017

Resilience A framework supporting hospice staff to flourish in stressful times   This piece of work was initiated by Hospice UK in response to the report issued by the Commission into the Future of Hospice Care in 2013. That report forecasted a future that would demand significant change on the part of hospices, which in turn would make further demands on their workforce – both staff and volunteers.  

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