Active partnerships with your team

  • Developing an ‘active partnership’ with your health care team, means working with them and having some control over your own health and your medical care.
  • Learning to recognise changes in your symptoms and developing self-management skills is part of the process of becoming able to work with the team and take back some control. Knowing about bronchiectasis and how to manage it can help you with this, and your health care team will advise you.
  • Patients have told us that that they feel this is very important when you are living with a chronic condition such as bronchiectasis.

The British Lung Foundation can offer advice about getting the best from your doctor.

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