Pneumonia is swelling (inflammation) of the tissue in one or both lungs. It's usually caused by a bacterial infection.

At the end of the breathing tubes in your lungs are clusters of tiny air sacs. If you have pneumonia, these tiny sacs become inflamed and fill up with fluid.​

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition affecting more than 10,800 people in the UK. You are born with cystic fibrosis and cannot catch it later in life, but one in 25 of us carries the faulty gene that causes it, usually without even knowing.


Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to fighting for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis (CF) for everyone affected by the condition.

The CF Trust website is the place to go for all you need to know about CF, living with CF and where you can find help and advice.

Nottingham University Hospitals Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre

NUH is home to the East Midlands adult CF Centre.

This brand new state of the art dedicated centre was opened at Nottingham City Hospital in 2014 and was jointly funded by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) and Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

Breathe Easy Support Groups

The British Lung Foundation (BLF) runs the Breathe Easy Support Groups with around 230 around the UK.


The groups allow people with lung conditions to meet other people with the same or similar conditions and get valuable advice.


Our Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit nurses regularly attend local Breathe Easy group sessions around Nottinghamshire.


NHS Choices website has more information and advice on Pneumonia and treatments

Pneumonia and Cystic Fibrosis Videos


Pancreas | How does cystic fibrosis affect the body?

Video from Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The pancreas makes digestive enzymes, important chemicals that break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in your food. This is necessary for absorbing the nutrients that your body uses to make energy. In people with cystic fibrosis, the small tubes that transport these enzymes out of the pancreas become blocked with mucus.

Lungs | How does cystic fibrosis affect the body?

Animation from Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Most people with CF will experience problems with lung function, which can drop to less than 20% of the value expected in someone with fully functioning lungs. 

What is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia Information

Professor Brian Duerden, CBE, explains how pneumococcal disease can cause pneumonia and other invasive infections. He describes the effects of the disease on older people and children, and what you can do to prevent it.

Pneumonia Animation

Pneumonia and the symptoms of Pneumonia

This video is an informative animated presentation about Pneumonia and the symptoms of Pneumonia

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