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 with respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and some neuromuscular disorders.

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.