As part of our commitment to ensuring access to high quality care, we encourage health professionals to follow a career in cystic fibrosis. Take a look at the programmes and resources that we have developed for CF clinicians.
We want to make a career in cystic fibrosis care attractive for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians and psychologists. Working with other organisations, in particular the British Thoracic Society, we are striving to increase the number of people working in CF care.
Resources for clinicians
We have created a number of resources for clinicians, including:
- Advance care planning resources - We have created an advance care planning form for people with CF to fill in with the help of their families of clinicians, and advance care planning guidance to support clinicians to help people with CF as they fill in this form.
- Physiotherapy leaflets - We are producing a series of physiotherapy leaflets with the help of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cystic Fibrosis (ACPCF).
- Nutrition leaflets - We are producing a series of nutrition leaflets with the help of dietitians from the Cystic Fibrosis Dietitian Group UK (CFDGUK).
Our fellowship programmes support clinicians in their career development.
The Clinical Training Fellowship Programme provides adult specialist CF centres with a one-year grant to train adult physicians in the management of cystic fibrosis.
The Physiotherapy Fellowship aims to give physiotherapists the training and experience required to develop a fruitful career specialising in cystic fibrosis care.
Research we fund
We fund research to tackle some of the most pressing issues in CF today. Find out how your donations are making a difference.
What is CF?
Cystic fibrosis, or CF, affects the lungs, digestive system and other organs. There are around 11,000 people living with it in the UK.
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