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The UK has the highest asthma death rate for young people aged 10-24, compared with other wealthy countries. This is the finding of an international comparison of young people’s health conducted by the Nuffield Trust and the Association for Young People’s Health.

There is a danger that the debate around e-cigarettes will drown out the work needed to tackle tobacco dependency, warns a leading respiratory physician in a BMJ editorial.

PCRS has launched an online giving page where people can donate money to support our work to influence respiratory healthcare policy and campaign for improvements in respiratory care.

PCRS Executive member Dr Vince Mak, Consultant Physician in Respiratory Integrated Care at Imperial College Healthcare Trust, has been appointed Clinical Director of the London Respiratory Strategic Clinical Network (RSCN).

E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacement treatments (NRT) at helping smokers to quit finds a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine

The new five year GP contract has introduced some important changes to the respiratory QOF indicators, effective from April 2019 in England.

The NHS has been slow to respond to rapid advances in molecular diagnostics which with new treatments for lung cancer are leading to improvements in survival for patients.

Editor Dr Iain Small says:  “This issue takes a look at the past, the present and the future.

Nearly 9 in 10 (89%) NHS health professionals and commissioners believe that national policymakers need to have a more radical strategy for integrated care, a survey has revealed.

Two senior PCRS members have been appointed to key roles with the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP) giving them an opportunity to influence improvements in asthma and COPD care.

NICE has published an update to its 2010 guidance on the diagnosis and management of COPD which makes recommendations on the most effective inhaled therapies, oxygen therapies, lung volume reduction procedures, and self-management and exacerbat

A greater focus on improving early and accurate diagnosis of respiratory disease is called for in a National Five Year Plan for Lung Health published today (Dec 5).

If you are interested in and have relevant experience of providing support to stop smoking, this is a great opportunity for personal development and to see the workings of NICE at close quarters.

NHS RightCare have published a Respiratory Delivery Pack to help healthcare professionals to take action to reduce winter pressures this winter to by focusing on respiratory pa