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The UK’s number one event bringing together the whole respiratory team across secondary care. Respiratory Professional Care returns to NEC Birmingham, 9-10 October 2024

More FREE educational content!
More opportunities to earn FREE accredited CPD!
More exhibiting companies!
More innovative products and solutions!



Advancing excellence in respiratory medicine across secondary care: where expertise meets innovation

Respiratory Professional Care returns for its fifth edition, 9-10 October 2024, at NEC Birmingham. The conference provides free accredited CPD for all members of the respiratory community, including essential clinical updates, examples of best practice and cutting-edge innovations covering all major respiratory diseases. We partner with world-class speakers, our agenda is powered by a high-level advisory board and additional expertise is provided by leading associations in the respiratory space such as PCRS, ARNS, and BSACI.

What to expect at Respiratory Professional Care

Consisting of three theatres and a brand-new poster zone, the programme will explore everything to support the sustainable recovery of respiratory services, from early and accurate diagnosis, service innovation and tackling health inequalities, to long Covid, severe asthma, COPD, Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), and pulmonary rehabilitation.

The exhibition floor at Respiratory Professional Care presents the UK's largest showcase of products, innovations, and solutions for elevating the provision of respiratory medicine within secondary care, with more than 75 companies on hand to demonstrate how your department can increase efficiencies and improve patient outcomes.


Video highlights from last year's event









What's new for this year?

As the challenges in respiratory medicine continue to evolve, so must Respiratory Professional Care. This year's revitalised approach to the event includes: 

  • A more comprehensive focus on secondary care, including full suite of disease areas: COPD, breathlessness, sleep apnoea, asthma, severe asthma, pneumonia, air pollution, occupational lung disease, children's respiratory health, and Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD).
  • A new focus on allergies and collaboration with BSACI.
  • Increased focus on sleep medicine and sleep apnoea.
  • High profile speakers, including:
    • Jonathan Fuld, NHSE national clinical director for respiratory disease
    • Jonathan Grigg, the UK's leading paediatrician in the effects of air pollution
    • Mike Crooks, renowned respiratory physician and senior clinical lecturer

The UK's respiratory health crisis

Healthcare crisis

12 million people in the UK have a respiratory condition. This number is three times larger than the number of people who have diabetes. Nearly 8 million people have a cardiovascular condition. 500,000 people each year are diagnosed with cancer. After heart and circulatory diseases, respiratory illnesses combined are the third biggest killer in the UK, largely due to smoking, air pollution, and healthcare inequalities.

There has never been a more urgent need to bring together the UK's respiratory healthcare professionals with key opinion leaders in respiratory medicine to gain valuable insights into emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities in the field for the betterment of the nation's population.


Reasons to attend Respiratory Professional Care

Patient-centric focus on respiratory medicine

Patient-centric focus on respiratory medicine

Respiratory Professional Care emphasises a patient-centric approach to respiratory care, highlighting strategies for patient education, engagement, and empowerment to improve treatment adherence and outcomes.

Interactive workshops and seminars

Interactive workshops and seminars

You can participate in interactive workshops, seminars, and hands-on training sessions covering a wide range of topics, from diagnostic techniques to therapeutic interventions, enhancing their knowledge and skills in respiratory care.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits

Respiratory Professional Care offers free accredited CPD credits or certification opportunities for all attendees, allowing you to fulfill your professional development requirements and stay abreast of advancements in respiratory medicine.
Expert speakers and presenters

Expert speakers and presenters

Respiratory Professional Care features experts speakers and presenters from various disciplines within respiratory care, including respiratory physicians, nurses, therapists, and researchers, providing valuable insights and perspectives on a variety of key topics.

A wealth of networking opportunities

A wealth of networking opportunities

Respiratory Professional Care offers free networking opportunities for healthcare professionals, allowing you to connect with peers and key opinion leaders in respiratory care, share experiences, and establish collaborations to enhance patient care.
Innovative products and services

Innovative products and services

The accompanying exhibition space at Respiratory Professional Care provides attendees with access to the UK's largest showcase of innovative products, technologies, and services relevant to respiratory care, enabling you to explore new advancements and solutions to improve patient outcomes.

Those who can attend for free include:

  • Clinical directors
  • Integrated Care Board (ICB) members
  • Physiologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Respiratory consultants / specialists
  • Respiratory specialist nurses
  • Respiratory physiotherapists
  • Advanced clinical practitioners
  • Advanced nurse practitioners
  • GP partners
  • Pharmacists / Clinical pharmacists
  • Ward managers
  • GPwERs / GPwSIs
  • Any other kind of doctor (including consultants / specialists)
  • Matrons
  • Ward sisters
  • Practice nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Student GPs / Doctors / Nurses
  • Academics
  • Other relevant ARRS roles

Claim your free pass worth £695+VAT

We are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of free delegate passes (worth £695+ VAT), to allow healthcare and allied healthcare professionals to attend Respiratory Professional Care 2023. Your delegate badge will give you access to both the exhibition and the conference programme at Respiratory Professional Care as well as its co-located event, Best Practice Birmingham.

Respiratory Professional Care is dedicated to providing free access to education for healthcare professionals and other related decision makers (ORDM) working within the UK's public and private healthcare systems in the field of respiratory medicine.


Key topic themes

  • Severe asthma and new asthma guidelines around pathway and referral to tertiary sites
  • Asthma: guidelines on types of inhaler, overuse of SABA, new AIR/MART combinations
  • COPD management and use of new biologic treatments
  • Ten years sinces NRAD - review of asthma deaths
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) - new therapies available including anti-fibrotics and immunosuppressants
  • Tobacco dependency - new BTS guidance, including vaping
  • Management of cough - new BTS recommended pathway
  • Pneumonia - new report
  • Allergies, including triggers for asthma
  • Children's respiratory illness, including air pollution and paediatric asthma
  • Breathlessness pathway
  • Target lung health checks, including cancer screening and early detection of other diseases

Respiratory Professional Care programme theatres in more detail

To find out more about what kind of educational content you can expect from Respiratory Professional Care, click on the relevant image below:
Respiratory Keynote Theatre

Respiratory Keynote Theatre

Gain essential updates on major respiratory diseases, such as COPD, severe asthma and ILD. Hear from NHS England on their plans to support the faster and more accurate diagnosis of respiratory diseases.
Respiratory Clinical Theatre

Respiratory Clinical Theatre

Get clear insights, updates and examples of good practice from leading speakers across secondary care on important topics such as breathlessness, asthma, COPD, Long Covid and occupational lung diseases.
Respiratory Skills Theatre

Respiratory Skills Theatre

Scope out the latest technology and devices available for you to improve and advance the patient's diagnosis and journey through the respiratory pathway.


  • ‘’I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and got so much out of it. I learnt a huge amount about new topics such as long Covid and was interested in hearing the latest up to date opinions on drug therapies and treatment from consultants and experts in the field of respiratory. I left the conference feeling highly motivated and inspired.’’
    Respiratory Nurse Specialist
    East Cheshire NHS Trust
  • '’Fantastic experience, so enjoyable. Meeting representatives, networking and gaining information made me nearly believe Covid was a forgotten time.’’
    Acp Respiratory
    AGH NHS trust
  • ‘’Excellent, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great opportunity to network face to face and to hear brilliant speakers. The agenda was packed to I was busy and engaged in sessions all day, thank you very much’'
    Respiratory Nurse and Trainer
    Self Employed
  • ‘’Excellent conference with a range of knowledgeable speakers. Topics were informative and relevant.’'
    Trainee ACP
    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS trust
  • '’Very informative, great sessions and talks. Really enjoyable day with plenty of learning opportunities.’’
    Occupational Therapist
    Birmingham St Mary's Hospice