British Lung Foundation

British Lung Foundation

We’re the only UK charity looking after the nation’s lungs. With your support, we’ll make sure that one day everyone breathes clean air with healthy lungs. We`ve been researching lung conditions for 30 years. Today, it remains at the heart of what we do. Our aim is always to improve care - and to prevent, treat and cure lung diseases.

Company details

73-75 Goswell Road , London , England EC1V 7ER United Kingdom
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Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Health Care
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
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Lung disease affects more than 12 million people across the UK. We’re here for every one of them.

We are leading the fight against lung disease to make sure no one has to face it alone.


Over the past three decades, we have spent more than £24 million on research to increase survival rates, improve diagnosis, treatment and care, and develop our understanding of lung diseases.

We also support today’s young scientists to encourage them to develop their careers in the field of respiratory research.

  • Read about the impact of our research
  • Meet our lung researchers
  • Help us fund lung research

Prevention and campaigning

We campaign for better services and care for people with lung conditions and spread the word about the causes and signs of lung disease and how to prevent it.

We fight to keep the issues that matter on the political agenda – from protecting children against second-hand smoke to calling for more research funding.

  • Get involved in our latest campaigns
  • Learn about the impact of our work
  • Help us continue the fight against lung disease

Supporting patients and families

We bring people with lung disease together through our support groups, web community and penpals scheme, while our nurses and fitness instructors support people in their communities.

Our high-quality health information is produced under NHS England’s Information Standard scheme so you know it’s trustworthy and up to date – and our specialist nurses and advisers are just a phone call away.

  • Find out how we can support you
  • See what help is available in your area
  • Read our health information

Supporting health care professionals

We help health care professionals to provide the best possible care for their patients, improve accessibility of services and ensure patients’ views are taken on board.

We also run workshops and provide tools to help health care professionals provide their patients with the vital information they need.

  • View our online resources for health care providers
  • Order our self-management tools
  • Sign up to our monthly health care provider newsletter

Get involved

From holding a cake sale to running a marathon, there are so many different ways you can fight lung disease.

We couldn’t do any of our crucial work without your support – from the businesses that fundraise for us to the individuals who run, cycle and hold quiz nights or cake sales – we’re hugely grateful for every single effort.

  • Make a donation
  • Get inspired by our fundraising ideas
  • See how your company can get involved