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There are currently around 1.3 million people in the UK who have been diagnosed with COPD. It is a condition that affects the quality of life of those affected and can lead to premature death.

The PCRS Greener Respiratory Healthcare Pathway is the latest in a suite of tools available to support colleagues working in primary care to understand and deliver greener and more sustainable high quality respiratory healthcare that is kinder to environment.

PCRS is deeply concerned about the takeover of Vectura, a pharmaceutical company producing medicines for the treatment of respiratory disease, by Philip Morris International, a company whose tobacco products continue to cause addiction, suffering and death around the world.

Real life stories of how people’s health is damaged by social factors such as poor housing are being highlighted by nearly 200 organisations calling for a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities.

PCRS is currently seeking two new Trustees.  All interested applicants are invited to apply. In particular, we are looking for Trustees with background or experience in law (charity or commercial) and/or commercial/corporate partnerships and/or the pharmaceutical industry.

Alongside BTS, ERS, ATS and many other healthcare groups PCRS has submitted a letter to Vectura Board Members urging them to reject the acquisition offer by tobacco products manufacturer Philip Morris I

PCRS is delighted to announce that Simpson Millar has joined forces with PCRS to support our fantastic network of local respiratory groups – the PCRS Peer Support Network.

PCRS are proud to be part of the Media Planet’s Respiratory Health campaign - launched on 22nd June within the Guardian newspaper and online at

Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK.  The World Health Organisation and the UK Government recognise that air pollution is the largest environmental health risk we face today.

PCRS have today issued a position statement on strategies to care for patients with respiratory disease and frailty in the community setting.

The Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS) and British Thoracic Society (BTS) have worked together successfully for many years, and we are pleased to announce that a formal collaboration now exists between the organisations.

PCRS has joined the call for more action across government to reduce health inequalities.  We are proud to have joined the <

Dr Erika Kennington, Head of Research and Innovation at The Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership outlines ho