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19 February 2018 - 10:36am
Endorsed by PCRS-UK, the guideline offers recommendations on symptom recognition, management and follow-up of the disease that are relevant for primary care clinicians. The use of products...

2 February 2018 - 5:29pm
PCRS-UK has published a consensus statement on key aspects of the diagnosis, management and monitoring of asthma to provide clarity for primary care clinicians faced with conflicting national...

31 January 2018 - 12:59pm
Asthma UK is inviting applications for its 2018 Project Grants which will support research focused on developing tools for quick, accurate, scalable and low-cost diagnostics in asthma. The grants...

19 January 2018 - 4:57pm
An in-depth look at the many components of supported self-management in the Winter issue of Primary Care Respiratory Update could make you think differently about the time you spend with people who...

12 January 2018 - 2:54pm
NHS England has launched the NHS Smokefree Pledge, an update to the NHS Statement of Support for Tobacco Control. The Pledge will prioritise treating tobacco dependence among patients and staff,...

9 January 2018 - 2:50pm
NHS RightCare, an NHS England supported programme committed to delivering the best care to patients as efficiently as possible, has published a pathway for COPD. The pathway has been designed to...

5 January 2018 - 4:34pm
The driving regulations for patients with sleep apnoea have been modified by the DVLA. The new guidance updates a 2016 EU directive intended to harmonise the rules across the EU.  The problem...

21 December 2017 - 11:27am
The British Thoracic Society (BTS) has published an article on the BMJ/Thorax blog which gives an overview of the key differences between the BTS/SIGN and NICE guidelines on the diagnosis and...

14 December 2017 - 3:10pm
The report reveals that: People who complete a PR programme are much less likely to be admitted to hospital: Three quarters (76%) of people who completed a PR programme avoided hospital...

14 December 2017 - 3:06pm
It also reveals that the many cost-effective and high value ways to help treat and manage COPD, including providing flu jabs, supporting patients to live smoke free, and physical activity and...