Resources for cystic fibrosis clinicians

We are committed to supporting the clinicians working in cystic fibrosis (CF) care for the benefit of everyone affected by the condition. On this page you can find materials for advance care planning, physiotherapy and nutrition in cystic fibrosis.

Advance care planning for people with cystic fibrosis

Advance care planning allows us to hope for the best, but plan for the worst. It is a process of discussion between a person with cystic fibrosis and their CF team, and can include family and friends if that is the individual's wish. These discussions allow the person with CF to express concerns, make requests about future care, and record their preferences and wishes for their family and CF team to refer to when they become more unwell and reach the end of their life.

  • Advance care planning for people with CF - this form is for use by a person with CF, to fill in either alone, with family or their clinician as preferred. It can be completed all at once or in stages, and a member of the CF team involved will be happy to discuss it at any point.
  • Advance care planning guidance - these guidelines are designed to support clinicians to help people with CF as they fill in this form and have some of the conversations that this type of planning can involve. It may also be useful to anybody working with the advance care plan form (above).

End of life care course

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has worked with cfcourse to create a training course in end of life care. This course should help you to enhance your current knowledge of end of life care, and you will receive a certificate of completion at the end of it. You can enroll yourself onto this course on the cfcourse website.

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Physiotherapy leaflets

Take a look at our physiotherapy leaflets, where we have information on Acapella®, PARI PEP™, Autogenic Drainage, Bubble PEP, pelvic floor exercises (female), an airway clearance plan, Active Cycles of Breathing Technique, how to improve your posture and how to use a PEP mask.

We will be adding to this page over time, so please check back.

Nutrition leaflets

Explore our nutrition leaflets, which cover 21 different topics including drinking alcohol, exercise nutrition, gastrointestinal issues, weaning, leaving home and eating well and nutrition and pregnancy if you have cystic fibrosis.

We will be adding to this page over time, so please check back.

Other resources for CF clinicians

Keep checking this page as we'll be adding new resources as they are developed.

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.

Clinical fellowships

Find out more about our scheme to attract the brightest and best clinicians into the field of cystic fibrosis care, including current opportunities.

UK CF Registry

The Registry is an anonymised database of people with CF in the UK - a powerful tool for monitoring and auditing the care that people receive.

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