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For over a year many medical tests, including spirometry, have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

“As the world returns to normal, we can’t go back to busines as usual” reads the headline on the Earth Day website.

This report presents results from an analysis of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) primary care data in Wales from the second round of the Welsh primary care audit compon

The Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS) broadly welcomes the proposed reforms set out in the new Government Health White Paper,

For a year from early March UKHACC Director Nicky Philpott will be seconded to the Greener NHS team, which is working to deliver NHS England’s target to become carbon-neutral by 2040. During this time the Alliance will appoint another director to lead their work.

While the focus of primary care services is rightly on the delivery of Covid-19 vaccinations it’s important we don’t lose sight of our longer term ambitions for improving the nations lung health.

The start of a new year is an ideal time to support patients to consider small ways to begin working towards a healthy lifestyle.

PCRS is proud to be a part of the latest edition of the Respiratory Health Campaign developed by Media Planet in partnership with IPCRG, British Lung Foundation, Asthma UK, and Global Action Plan.

NCSCT and Public Helth England have announced the resumption of face-to-face stop smoking consultations and carbon monoxide (CO) monitoring. CO monitoring is a valuable motivational tool for smokers.

PCRS has produced a new position statement on spirometry.  In the statement we discuss who should undertake and interpret spirometry and when it should be undertaken, specifically in light in COVID-19 restrictions.  The statement also references primary care network diagnostic hubs.

PCRS is calling today (18th November 2020) for action to promote greener healthcare that is kinder to the environment and in turn helps patients who live with COPD to live well.

PCRS welcomes the NHS commitment to becoming net carbon zero by 2040 as set out in the report “Delivering a Net Zero Health Service” (released today 1 October 2020).

Greener respiratory healthcare puts patients at the heart of the system Holistic care that puts patients at the heart of systems and decision-making processes so that they are more likely to adhere to appointments, self-care and prescribed medicines is key to achieving greener respirato