Ban smoking in cars – study

We support a ban on smoking in cars. It’s all about whanau. Banning smoking in cars should be just one of a number of new measures taken by the next government to demonstrate its commitment to Smokefree Aotearoa 2025. View the article here

Could even more be done to save NZers battling with cancer?

Health reporter Karen Brown talks to three very brave and courageous cancer patients, including lung cancer patient, Kate Hodges about treatment. Lung Foundation NZ continues to advocate for new treatments that will improve patients lives to be funded in the public health system. Listen to the talk here

Medicines NZ Dinner

Great to meet up with Laura Huet of Cystic Fibrosis NZ (CFNZ) at the Medicines New Zealand Dinner. We enjoy good collaboration with CFNZ and a number of other NGO’s to ensure patients have a voice on all aspects of healthcare. We continue to advocate for better access to more effective treatments.     Professor […]

Medicines New Zealand position

Medicines New Zealand launched their position regarding better access to new medicines in the public health system yesterday. We support their position and so do most New Zealanders.

Meeting with Pharmac

Lung Foundation NZ met recently with representatives from Pharmac to present our cause and discuss a range of issues on behalf of lung cancer patients. It was good to clarify funding policy and establish an agreed process to advocate on funding pharmaceuticals. Pictured from left facing is; Andrew Park, Therapeutic Group Manager, Pharmac; Dr Bryan […]

Presenters at the GPCME in Rotorua

We are very pleased Lung Health is on the programme at the 2017 GPCME in Rotorua. Our thanks to Dr Richard Sullivan (Chair), Dr Chris Lewis, Dr John Ashton (Lung Cancer Patient Ambassador) and Dr Greg Frazer (Special Advisory Committee) for delivering a very thorough and professional lung health plenary at the 2017 GPCME in […]