This is the first part of 3 online webinars looking at the management of Non-Tuberculous Mycobaterial (NTM) pulmonary disease patients in the UK. This first webinar comprises 2 talks by expert speakers and raises awareness and emphasises the unmet needs of these patients in terms of screening; diagnosing and treating. It highlights the geographical variations across the UK and also points out the risks of delayed diagnosis and inappropriate antibiotic use. It includes a talk on the impact of COVID-19 on the NTM patient and the latest research ongoing in this rapidly evolving area. It concludes with expert views and opinions around the ‘new normal’ landscape and how clinicians and other multidisciplinary staff will need to adapt to cope within this pandemic.