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Aspiration pneumonia (AP) is disproportionately represented in people with a learning disability, in whom it is a major cause of death.

The UK's leading respiratory conference for clinicians working primary, community and integrated care returns to Telford in September 2024. Save the date 19th - 21st September 2024 Telford International Centre

As many as one-in-two healthcare attendances for breathing difficulties in Bradford could be triggered by breaches in daily air pollution limits, new research has uncovered. 

A new report is showcasing the impact of a national AHSN Network programme to improve access to FeNO testing for asthma diagnosis.

Dr Iain Small (Chair of the Primary Care Respiratory Society 2008 – 2013) (Born 11/02/1961 Died 20/06/2023)

Patients will be empowered to choose where they receive their NHS care under new plans to help cut waiting lists, one of the Prime Minister’s five priorities.

This week the BBC reported on the results of laboratory tests conducted on vapes confiscated from a school in Kidderminster.

March 2023 saw the first approval of a combination inhaled corticosteroid + long-acting beta2-agonist inhaler for the management of mild asthma in people over 12 years of age. The approval supports the move away from reliance on short-acting beta2-agonists which fa

Vaping can successfully help people address their tobacco dependence and reduce the long-term threats to their health from tobacco use.

There is still no sign of varenicline (Champix), a medication that can reduce nicotine cravings and help people quit smoking, 18 months after its approval was withdrawn in the UK due to concerns about impurities.

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) improves quality of life and reduces exacerbations and NICE guidelines recommend that PR should be offered to all patients who consider themselves functionally disabled due to their COPD.

This week the Health Minister Neil O’Brien announced the formation of a new “illicit vapes enforcement squad” – led by Trading Standards and backed by £3 million of government funding to tackle rising levels of youth vaping.

People in places such as Blackpool, Liverpool and Inverclyde are amongst the most likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency and die from their lung condition in the UK, according to

Image shows a 16 weeks post-conception human fetal lung. The branching airway tree is surrounded by bands of developing smooth muscle (green), which also labels the developing vasculature.

The PCRS Patient Reference Group is an advisory group responsible for providing independent advice and feedback to the executive committee and trustees on how well the Society is performing in relation to the following objectives: