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The PCRS Conference Report 2019 is now online.  It contains a summary of the key clinical, service development and plenary sessions of the three day event held in Telford in September 2019.

PCRS is currently advertising for a new CEO following Anne Smith’s decision to step down as Chief Executive (CE) of the Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS) on 1 May 2020.

Lung cancer patients diagnosed via emergency hospital admission are five times more likely to die within a year than those referred for treatment by their GP says a new report.

Nearly one million smokers in England would have been helped to quit smoking if funding for stop smoking services had been maintained, reports the Taskforce for Lung Health, of which PCRS is a member.

Updated guidance, endorsed by PCRS, to help healthcare professionals identify and manage people with COPD at risk of malnutrition, has been produced by a multi professional panel.

After a close election, PCRS congratulates Katherine Hickman, Vince Mak, Daryl Freeman and Ren Lawlor who have been elected for a three year term of office on the PCRS Executive. Katherine, Vince and Daryl were re-elected to their posts.

Health professionals are being asked to encourage smokers to try a New Year quit attempt which could improve both their mental and overall health.

A new PCRS consensus based article offers clarity on the role of leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) as a first line add-on treatment in asthma and other controversial issues in asthma diagnosis and management.

Please sign an open letter to the next Prime Minister urging him to make lung health a national priority.

If you are interested in helping your patients to reduce over reliance on their asthma reliever inhalers take a look at the suite of new Asthma Right Care resources (ARC) developed by PCRS. The new tools will enable you to:

Expert advice on how all members of the primary are team can improve detection of patients at risk of lung cancer is set out in a new suite of articles published by PCRS.

Switching respiratory patients to alternative, greener inhalers could achieve large carbon savings and reduce drug costs by using less expensive brands, reports a new study.

Nearly one third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of more than 500,000 Dutch patients presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.

PCRS has reiterated its support for the use of e-cigarettes as part of a treatment plan for treating tobacco dependency following reports of vaping deaths in the USA.

NICE and Public Health England have published new antimicrobial prescribing guidance on