Welcome to HMViP

This website aims to provide patients, carers, and clinicians with useful information on home mechanical ventilation (HMV), a treatment used to improve the quality of life and reduce hospital admissions for patients.

HMV can benefit patients with conditions that damage the lungs, such as COPD, and those that restrict the movement of air in and out of the body, including obesity, curvature of the spine (also known as Kyphoscoliosis), and neuromuscular conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The site contains information on the treatment and what to expect from HMV, as well as patient videos and stories sharing the patient experience.

For carers, there is a section that provides tips on looking after a relative or friend using HMV.

Clinicians will find information on the treatment pathways, as well as supporting evidence and research on why HMV provides a good solution for many patients. At present, this information focuses on COPD but we’ll be adding other conditions in the future.