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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a medication that can reduce nicotine cravings and help people quit smoking, 18 months after its approval was withdrawn in the UK due to concerns about impurities.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:

On 9 March 2023, the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP) launched its 2018/20 clinical outcomes summary report.

The Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology (ARTP) have now updated their advice on how to reduce the risk of spreading viral respiratory infections when performing aerosol-generating procedures (AEGs) such as spirometry in primary care settings.

The PCRS Executive is the main standing committee of PCRS. It leads on the development and implementation of the activities of the charity.  We are now able announce that following the call for applications, the executive committee election results are as follows:

The publication of the 2023 GOLD Report Global Strategy for Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of COPD represents a shift in the global recommendations for how we should view, categorize and ultimately treat chron

PCRS welcome the verdict of the inquest into the death of 2-year-old Awaab Ishak in Rochdale in 2020.

At the British Thoracic Society (BTS) 2022 Winter Meeting, respiratory experts from around the UK are discussing their apprehension of the looming pressure on the health system as we enter the winter months.