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Affiliated Groups

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Whether you are a practice nurse or locality lead, being responsible for improving respiratory care for patients can be both daunting and frustrating, especially when you’re facing budget cuts, juggling workloads and trying to keep up-to-speed with the latest developments.

A local respiratory group is the ideal way to bring colleagues together in your area. Providing a forum to keep up to date, share best practice with peers and benefit from a network of support.

PCRS currently has around 50 affiliated groups ranging from nurse groups, keen for a support network, through primary care groups helping colleagues to keep up to date with the latest clinical developments to multidisciplinary networks driving service improvement across a locality. To see if there is an existing group visit our interactive map.

Coordinating a group takes time but it is also rewarding.

Why run an affiliated group?

  • Develop your personal and professional skills
  • Share best practice and learn from your peers and local practices
  • Support improved respiratory care in your area

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  • Affiliation offers enhanced credibility to the group, access to other group leads and free membership for local leads
  • Our resource pack contains lots of useful materials to help you start a group with useful guidance on running meetings, checklists, templates and FAQ
  • We offer buddy support from an experienced group leader. Contact info@pcrs-uk.org to be put in touch with a leader of a similar group to your own

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PCRS is grateful to Pfizer for the provision of sponsorship through funding to support the activities of the Affiliated Group Leaders programme. The programme has been solely organised by PCRS.