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Homecare Communities

We realize as a Homecare patient, you may want to connect with others with similar conditions and find out further information.
Below is a list of links to external online communities that may be of interest to you.

Please note that Smiths Medical does not hold any responsibility for the content on these external sites


Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) works with health care professionals and public health officials to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease for patients around the world.

COPD Global Foundation

The COPD Global Foundation’s mission is to establish a collaborative network of COPD related stakeholders, to promote global communication, early detection and unified access to care for the COPD community worldwide.

COPD Global seeks to:

  • Create an online COPD community platform for global collaboration
  • Establish a “COPD Information Exchange” for all participating organizations
  •  Conduct informative webinars and events
  •  Offer digital educational resources
  • Draft a global advocacy action plan with all participating countries and organizations

International COPD Coalition

The International COPD Coalition (ICC) is a non-profit organization composed of COPD patient organizations around the world, working together to improve the health and access to care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide

Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide (CFW) is a non-profit organization located in Massachusetts, USA and Izmir, Turkey. CFW is dedicated to improving quality of life and life expectancy for people living with cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic life-threatening disease. Since inception in 2002, CFW has used a variety of programs to aid the CF community in the US and throughout the world.


International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care - At IAHPC we are dedicated to the promotion and development of palliative care throughout the world.


Global Oncology

Global Oncology is a volunteer community of physicians, scientists, designers, engineers, public health experts, policy makers, nurses, lawyers, students, and other professionals working in teams to help people throughout the world who are treating cancer and its related pain.

Parenteral (Intravenous) Nutrition

ESPEN (European Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition)

ASPEN (American Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition)

AuSPEN (Australasian Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition)


International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is a professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in Parkinson's disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, hyperkinetic movement disorders, and abnormalities in muscle tone and motor control.

World Parkinson’s Coalition

The World Parkinson Coalition Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an international forum to learn about the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, caregiver initiatives and advocacy work related to Parkinson's disease


The Global Tracheostomy Collective (GTC)

A multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, speech therapists and patients working together to disseminate best practices and improve outcomes around tracheostomy care.