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Respiratory Organisations

Links to respiratory organisations dedicated to promoting and championing respiratory care.

American Thoracic Society

The ATS is an independently incorporated, international, educational and scientific society which focuses on respiratory and critical care medicine.

Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology

The ARTP is a professional organisation for UK practitioners working in clinical physiology and technology.

Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists

ARNS is a professional network for Respiratory Nurses.

Asthma UK

Asthma UK is the UK's leading Asthma charity.

British Lung Foundation

The BLF work for positive change in lung health by campaigning, raising awareness and funding world-class research.

British Thoracic Society

The society for medical practitioners, nurses, scientists and any professional with an interest in respiratory disease.

European Respiratory Society

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is a nonprofit making, international medical organisation with over 7,000 members from 100 countries. It is the biggest society in Europe in its field.

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

GOLD works with health care professionals and public health officials to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease for patients around the world.


IMPRESS is a joint intiative between the two leading respiratory clinical societies in the UK - The British Thoracic Society and PCRS-UK.

Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK)

The PCRS-UK is an independent charity representing primary care health professionals interested in delivering the best standards of respiratory care.

Royal College of Physicians - Respiratory Medicine

Please follow this link for the RCP website.