The British Thoracic Society (BTS) exists to improve standards of care for people who have respiratory diseases and to support and develop those who provide that care.
We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Our activities cover all of the UK. We seek to work collaboratively with others and maintain a global outlook.
On 1st February 2014 we had 2,960 members. These are doctors, nurses, respiratory physiotherapists, scientists and other professionals with a respiratory interest. All join because they share an interest in our main charitable objectives. Many also join because they want to make a difference. BTS certainly benefits from members' active participation in our work, with around 12% of the UK membership being involved in activities at any given time.
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