International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG)
The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) is a clinically-led charitable organization with the prime mission of carrying out and promoting research into the care, treatment, and prevention of respiratory diseases and tobacco dependence in the community. In addition, through our network of over 130,000 primary care professionals, we make available the results of research for patient benefit.
We are both an organization of national primary care respiratory organizations and a global community of practice. We aim to raise standards of care in individual countries and globally, through collaborative “real life” research, innovation, dissemination of best practice, education and advocacy. In line with the 2010 Lancet Commission on Education, we believe we have a role in extending academic learning into communities, developing global collaborative networks for mutual strengthening, and leading in the promotion of a culture of critical inquiry and public reasoning about the best ways to deliver effective respiratory care. Signaling our support for improving lung health in low and middle-income countries we successfully led a bid to the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme in 2015, leading to the award of a major 3-year research grant called FRESH AIR. IPCRG leads the dissemination of findings from this three-year project. It builds on our previous work in this field.