About the ABPI

The ABPI represents innovative resea​rch-based biopharmaceutical companies, large, medium and small, leading an exciting new era of biosciences in the UK.

Our industry, a major contributor to the economy of the UK, brings life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to patients. We represent companies who supply more than 80 per cent of all branded medicines used by the NHS and who are researching and developing the majority of the current medicines pipeline, ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of helping patients prevent and overcome disease.

Globally our industry is researching and developing more than 7,000 new medicines.

The ABPI is recognised by government as the industry body negotiating on behalf of the branded pharmaceutical industry for statutory consultation requirements including the pricing scheme for medicines in the UK.​​​​​​​

About the Taskforce

The Taskforce for Lung Health is a unique collaboration between patient representatives, health care professionals and other experts. The 29 members have a shared vision for lung health; we want to transform the care and treatment for patients and change the mortality rate for lung disease, which has barely improved in over a decade.

Coming together for the first time, we’ve worked throughout 2018 to develop a five-year plan to improve lung health in England. Our report makes vital, realistic recommendations to NHS England and other governing bodies about all aspects of lung health; from prevention and diagnosis right through to end of life care. Together we’re giving people with lung disease a powerful voice. For further information visit www.blf.org.uk/taskforce. 

i British Lung Foundation. 2016. The Battle for Breath – the impact of lung disease in the UK

ii NICE. Last updated 2016- COPD Quality Standard

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