Public-private partnerships debate


Our January 2017 live debate on the role of public-private health partnerships emphasised the importance of close relationships between research and innovation. Watch the Q1 highlights on bringing innovative solutions to the wider health system:



We are keen to include information and resources that reinforce the positive impact of respiratory research and professional collaboration on patient outcomes. Equally, we want to highlight the continuing or still-overlooked issues faced by respiratory healthcare professionals which deserve more attention and increased research investment.

Over the next few months we will be encouraging contributions for the wide range of UK-based higher education research organisations and programmes working to improve the treatment of long-term conditions.

Please contact us if you would like us link to your organisation or provide you with a dedicated area of the Respiratory Futures HE and research area.



Related organisations

UK Respiratory Research Collaborative (UKRRC)

The UKRRC was launched in 2006 under the Chairmanship of Professor Stephen Holgate. The first Report - Raising the Profile - was produced after a consensus conference at the Royal College of Physicians of London in October 2005 which prioritised key areas for respiratory research development. A second workshop was held in February 2006, where six key priority areas were identified. 

Five events for early career investigators have been held since 2011, usually during the BTS Winter Meeting.

Professor David Lomas was appointed as new Chair of the Collaborative in 2013 and Dr Ian Hall succeeded him in Spring 2016.  

A revised workplan will be posted here when it is available. 


Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

The purpose of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research is to forge a mutually beneficial, forward-looking collaboration across a number of Universities and partner NHS organisations.


The Lane Fox Respiratory Unit - 25 years of delivering chronic respiratory care

The Lane Fox Respiratory Unit (LFU) provides invasive and non-invasive management of chronic respiratory failure in a purpose built 14-bed ward that was established in 1989.