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Improving care for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in the UK: a round table discussion
  1. David R Thickett1,
  2. Clare Kendall2,
  3. Lisa G Spencer3,
  4. Nick Screaton4,
  5. William A Wallace5,
  6. Hilary Pinnock6,
  7. Julia Bott7,
  8. Lucy Pigram8,
  9. Sarah Watson9,
  10. Ann B Millar10
  1. 1Centre for Translational Inflammation and Fibrosis Research, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK
  2. 2Palliative Medicine, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK
  3. 3Aintree Chest Centre, Aintree Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  4. 4Department of Radiology, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  5. 5Department of Pathology, Edinburgh, UK
  6. 6Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Edinburgh, UK
  7. 7Respiratory Care Team, Surrey PCT, London, UK
  8. 8Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
  9. 9NHS England, Edgbaston, UK
  10. 10Lung Research Group, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor David Thickett, Centre for Translational Inflammation and Fibrosis Research, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TH, UK; d.thickett{at}


This article is the result of a round table discussion held at BMA House. Its purpose is to outline the challenges facing both patients and doctors in managing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. A number of recommendations for service development and research have been identified.

  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
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