Strike action will be taking place from 7am Saturday 24 February 2024 to Thursday 28 February 2024. Please continue to attend your appointments unless you are contacted and told otherwise.

The strike action may mean our A&E is a lot busier than usual, which means the waiting times will be longer. If you need help which is not life threatening, please use 111, Pharmacies, GPs or Urgent Treatment Centres. Thank you for your understanding during this period.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive condition where inflammation or scar tissue builds up In your lungs making them thick and hard. 

This build up of scar tissue is called fibrosis. This makes it increasingly difficult for the oxygen that you breathe in to get into the bloodstream.

About 5,000 people a year are diagnosed with IPF in the UK. It affects more men than women.

Symptoms include increasing shortness of breath, a cough that won't go away and feeling tired all the time.

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Support group

The Nottingham IPF support group can provide further support and guidance on how to cope with living with the condition or help someone who is visit their Facebook page.