Changing Lives – Breathing Better’, Launch of Video Resources

3rd October 2016

The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC), in collaboration with the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and The Newcastle Healthy Lungs Programme, has created the video “Changing Lives – Breathing Better” and accompanying ‘patient story’ case study video clips.

Current referral rates to PR are very low nationally, a situation that is mirrored here in the North East and North Cumbria region. The videos feature five people from across the North East with lung conditions sharing their experiences and the benefits of completing such a programme.

The aim of the resources is for everyone involved with lung disease, from patients to healthcare professionals, to have a better understanding of the life changing benefits PR offers. It is hoped that the films will support staff to better communicate the benefits of local PR services and improve the health and well-being of patients living with a respiratory condition.

The PR video will be officially launched on Monday October 3rd at the BLF Breathe Easy Newcastle East monthly meeting. The videos will be showcased to attendees including some of the patients featured in the film.

Please read more in the full PRESS RELEASE.