Patient Resources

There are many online resources available on the internet, the difficulty is often determining which are reliable. Below we have listed some links which we would recommend to our patients.

General Respiratory Websites

The British Lung Foundation has a variety of helpful pages and many useful patient information leaflets which can be downloaded from the ‘Support for you’ page

The NHS Patient Choices

The NHS patient choiceswebsite allows you to find information on numerous  medical conditions as well as symptoms such as breathlessness,

The British Thoracic Society

The British Thoracic Society is more of a website for clinicians but does publish Guidelines and Standards of Care.

Disease Specific Websites

Snoring, Sleep apnoea and Driving:  The Sleep Apnoea Trust

Provides very good independent information  and also includes information about driving The DVLA leaflet driving and tiredness (INF 159) can be downloaded from the DVLA

The British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association

Useful information but is a more commercially orientated

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

An excellent website providing a wide variety of resources and helpful factsheets on living with lung cancer and treatments

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support has a wide range of materials about all types of cancers and how to deal with symptoms and access support.

Mesothelioma UK

Asthma UK has a lot of asthma specific information and guidance.

British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) is predominantly for clinicians but has a useful and sensible resources section for patients with allergies

Action Pulmonary Fibrosis  has some useful information and support groups.

We would like to add to this list, so if you find ones which are especially helpful please use the contact page to let us know.