Useful Links

This page contains links to additional information resources on respiratory diseases and their management. We endeavour to keep these up-to-date but we need your help in identifying links that change or become obsolete. Please email us at

The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by Lung Foundation Australia of this website or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than Lung Foundation authorised activities, the Lung Foundation does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided that those links are consistent with the stated purpose of this Lung Foundation website.


Consumer and Patient Related Sites


  • Alfred Hospital – Melbourne Heart & Lung Transplant Trust – Patient Information and Online Support
  • COPD Life is Calling
    This is campaign initiative of pharmaceutical company Novartis Pharmaceuticals.  With tips on how to speak with GPs and shared stories, it provides patients opportunities to set themselves personal goals to help them step toward better health.
  • GRACE – Global Research for Advancing Cancer Education (USA)
    GRACE is a nonprofit organization founded by doctors, nurses,and other specialists who are committed to improving the care that cancer patients receive.  On this website you post your questions and a Medical Oncologist will repy within 24 hours. This website provides constantly updated, interactive and expert-mediated discussion of the details of cancer managment.
  • Unicorn Foundation – The Unicorn Foundation is the only Australian not-for-profit medical charity focused on neuroendocrine tumours (NET).   Their web address is
  • Working Carers Support Gateway
  • The Gateway website provides information and support for people who juggle paid employment with unpaid caring and assists them to manage their work and care responsibilities.  In the near future, it will also have special sections for Aboriginal carers, carers from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and young carers.


Professional Sites


  • Bronchiectasis Toolbox
    An interactive educational resource for health care professionals. It is designed to assist health care professionals with the assessment and management of people with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.
  • Lung Health Promotion Centre – The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
    The Centre has been conducting education programs for health professionals in lung disease management since 1991.
    The Centre’s mission is to improve the care of people with respiratory illnesses by providing health professionals with the skills and knowledge to provide best practice management and care.
    Programs are held annually which means health professionals can attend multiple programs over time to expand their skills and therefore improve their expertise.
  • NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) – UK
  • Clinical Guidelines: COPD
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults in primary and secondary care
  • Queensland Health Respiratory Network:The Statewide Respiratory Clinical Network’s membership is multidisciplinary and comprised of Queensland clinicians with an interest in respiratory health.The Network’s focus is on clinical practice improvement, quality and safety enhancements and provides expertise, direction, and advice on evidence based best practice to Queensland Health clinicians caring for respiratory patients
  • The “Respecting Patient Choices” website is produced by Austin Health, and provides up to date information for patients and health professionals on advance care planning.