Burnley Patients with lung conditions can Breathe Easy
Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or lung conditions in the Burnley area can now Breathe Easy following the launch of a new group supported by the British Lung Foundation, NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Burnley Football Club.
Dr Stuart Berry, the lead GP for respiratory conditions at East Lancashire CCG, said: “We are really pleased to have relaunched Breathe Easy in Burnley. The Breathe Easy groups enable people with lung conditions to get together once a month to learn how to live better with their lung condition. It is for patients and those who support them.
“Breathe Easy groups are one way for patients to learn how to make the most of their medicine and how things like exercising more can help reduce the chance of them needing a hospital admission.
“Being able to mix with other people who know exactly what you are going through is really important. It’s not just about the medical side of things, but also the friendship and support that makes Breathe Easy Groups so beneficial. I would encourage anyone who has a lung condition to get in touch with Lung UK to ask about Breathe easy groups in their area.
“We would like to thank the following organisations for helping to launch the breathe easy group, and look forward to rolling this out to other areas of East Lancs over the coming months.”
- East Lancs CCG
- Lancashire County Council
- British Lung Foundation
- Burnley Football Club
- East Lancs Hospital Trust
- NESTA foundation
- BPR CVS
- LCC Public Health
- Healthy Living Pharmacies
Breathe Easy Groups are for anyone with a lung condition as well as their family and friends. The group in Burnley will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month from 1– 3pm, with the first meeting taking place on the 19th November.
Burnley Football Club has made available the 1882 Lounge at Turf Moor for the monthly meetings and support will be provided by the British Lung Foundation and local health professionals.