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It is not a tick box template – all consultations with patients should be approached holistically and tailored specifically to the patient’s needs, requirements and other co-morbidities and situations.

Asthma Guidelines in Practice – A PCRS Consensus is a practical and pragmatic guide for healthcare professionals working in primary and intermediate care.  This guide was commissioned to provide clarity on aspects of diagnosis, management and monitoring of asthma that are uncertain

Sixteen years ago I was diagnosed with COPD. My COPD means I get breathless very quickly now doing activities or things I previously did easily without and difficulty.

Bronchoscopic and surgical treatments for people with COPD can improve their lung and exercise capacity, and quality and length of life for many years in addition to what medical treatments can achieve.

Taxonomy: COPD, Current, PCRU

PCRS advocate a pragmatic approach to the pharmacological management of patients with COPD guided by the predominance of breathlessness and/or exacerbations and the presence or absence of comorbid asthma.

Taxonomy: COPD, Current, PCRU

In this article the authors review current evidence and guidance for the treatment of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in order to bring up to date the Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS) consensus approach and algorithm first published in 2017 known as ‘Keeping it Simple’.

Spirometry is a component of the diagnosis and management of respiratory conditions in primary care and should ideally be performed via referral to a primary care network respiratory diagnostic service or community diagnostics centre (CDC) with expertise in the diagnosis of the most common respir

This update from PCRU guest editor and PCRS Executive Chair, Katherine Hickman, gives an overview of the latest edition of the update.

In this edition, we focus on COPD and revisit the 2017 PCRS consensus on COPD treatment titled 'Keeping it Simple.' The updated algorithm aligns with the latest GOLD and NICE guidance, and maintains a focus on patient-centred treatment grounded in evidence, medication optimisation, and continuous

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has for the first time approved the use of a dual (ICS/Formoterol) combination treatment to be used as a reliever therapy for people aged 12 and over with the therapy choice situated early in the asthma treatment pathway as an alterna

The PCRS Patient Reference Group (PRG) is a small group of people with respiratory conditions who support PCRS to ensure that we always try to embed the patient perspective in our work and consider the holistic management of patients.

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This pragmatic guide focuses on the ongoing management of adults and children with severe asthma receiving biologic therapy and has been developed by an expert group led by Will Carroll, University Hospital of the North Midlands, Stoke-on-Trent and including Ernie Wong, Imperial College Healthcar