PCRU | The Primary Care Respiratory Society UK

   Inspiring best practice in respiratory care


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The Primary Care Respiratory Update (PCRU) is published quarterly in hard copy and distributed to all members of the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK.  Packed with useful features, clinical updates, educational updates, respiratory news, summaries of respiratory-related policy news and also featuring summaries of npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine and other respiratory related journal articles  this jam-packed update has everything for  clinicians working  with patients with respiratory illnesses in a primary or community care setting

The Primary Care Respiratory Update can be downloaded below...

Issue 12: September 2017.  Featuring...
COPD Treatment Guidelines: Going for GOLD?
Celebrating 30 years of PCRS-UK
Antibiotic prescribing for children with coughs and colds

Issue 11: Spring 2017.  Featuring...
Early and accurate diagnosis
Peak flow and microspirometry
Also features pull out wall chart - Equipment to support diagnosis - See HERE

Issue 10: December 2016  Featuring...
Primary care perspective on revisions to British Guideline on the management of asthma
Learning from the national COPD audit results
Spirometry certification
Also features pull out wall chart on nutrition in COPD - See HERE

Issue 9: September 2016  Featuring...
Treating tobacco addiction for long term lending funds.
Wall chart on CO testing and Treatment of Tobacco Addiction - HERE


Issue 8: June 2016  Featuring
Self Management and rescue medication
Clinical Audit
Using templates to improve care

Issue 7: March 2016.  Featuring
Campaign for better education
Features centre-fold pull out on the building blocks of a good respiratory review HERE


Issue 6: December 2015. Featuring...
Managing respiratory tract infections
Features centre fold pull out on oxygen HERE


Issue 5: Sept/Oct 2015. Featuring...
Getting the diagnosis right
Features centre fold pull out on spirometry HERE


Issue 4: May/June 2015. Featuring...
Striving for best respiratory care
Allergic rhinitis
NRAD - 1 year on...

Issue 3: February 2015. Featuring...

COPD - A look at all aspects of COPD management and how we can prevent/manage exacerbations
​Pull-out centrefold spread on COPD management - click HERE

Issue 2: November 2014. Featuring...

Whose health is it anyway? The patient perspective
Are we as patient-centred as we really think we are?

Issue 1: July 2014.  Featuring...

Why people die from asthma –have we become complacent in primary care?
Top tips for getting the basics right in asthma care