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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

Knowing how to use Very Brief Advice to instigate a quit attempt and supporting smokers who are ready to quit is the business of every healthcare professional.Treating tobacco dependency systematically and effectively will have a significant impact on the triple aim:

In this article, Katherine discusses how small changes can have big impacts on creating new habits and supporting health.

In February 2020, the Institute of Health Equity published its landmark report, Marmot Review 10 Years On. It highlighted that for the first time in 100 years, life expectancy has failed to increase across the country, and for the poorest 10% of women it has actually declined.

This article explores the impact of the environment on the health of people with asthma and COPD and focuses on two key areas, indoor (home) and outdoor pollutants and severe weather extremes such as heat waves or very cold weather

Primary care should seek to identify and provide proactive support to older people living with frailty.

In this article Lisa Cummings, Queens Nurse, CYP Specialist Asthma Practitioner and PCRS Education Committee member, discusses the management of asthma and atopy in children and young people focusing on perennial and allergic rhinitis, it’s impact on asthma and top tips for reducing symptoms and

In this article, the authors provide a pragmatic consensus approach to calculating and interpreting peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) variability and reversibility from peak flow diary recordings for asthma diagnosis. This guide is intended for healthcare professionals working in primary care.

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’.