Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease where thick sticky mucus is produced in the lungs making it difficult to breathe. It can also affect other parts of the body, and while there is no cure for the disease, treatments are available to help manage it. For Cystic Fibrosis Week, we spoke to CF patient Eleanor Smith, an ambassador of our Vocal Beats programme - where young people are offered singing and music lessons that can help with breathing techniques - about why she joined the Vocal Beats programme, what it is like living with CF and how she met and interviewed BBC Radio 1 presenter, Katie Thistleton, for the Vocal Beats YouTube channel. Read more
A team at Royal Brompton Hospital led by consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist, Dr Jonathan Behar, has won the Royal College of Physicians’ Excellence in Patient Care Award (EPCA) in the digital category. The project, entitled, “A digital pathway to support pre-procedural, shared decision making and consent”, received excellent feedback from patients. Read more  
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