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To mark World COPD Day we have recorded a special podcast exploring the topic of Exacerbations in COPD. Featuring Dr.

This is the first time Darush has met Nicky to undertake an annual review during which he identifies that Nicky's asthma has deteriorated in recent weeks.  Using some of the PCRS Asthma Right Care resources he explores her symptoms and possible over-reliance on SABA.

Professor James Chalmers (British Lung Foundation Chair of Respiratory Research, University of Dundee) joins Dr Fiona Mosgrove (GP and Senior Clinical Lecturer with the General Practice team at the University of Aberdeen) for this latest PCRS podcast to discuss the diagnosis and management of bro

In this episode specialist respiratory nurses Viv Marsh (Paediatric Asthma Nurse Specialist, Dudley, West Midlands), Rebecca Bryson (Children's Respiratory Nurse specialising in Asthma and Allergy, Arrowe Park Teaching Hospital, The Wirral) and Lesley Kennedy (Asthma and Allergy Nurse Specia

Jane Scullion (Respiratory Nurse Consultant, University Hospitals of Leicester) joins Dr Steve Holmes (General Practitioner, Somerset) to discuss Post COVID Syndrome, its symptoms,  diagnosis and management in this latest episode of the PCRS podcast.

Jane Scullion and Dr Steve Holmes return to discuss the topic of shielding and whether its legacy has been predictable and the longer term impact of deconditioning on respiratory health.

In this short episode Jane Scullion and Dr Steve Holmes discuss the use of rescue packs in asthma and COPD.  They challenge current views and perceptions on the use of rescue packs and explore the evidence around their use.  

Dr Steve Holmes and Jane Scullion discuss the  challenges of diagnosing COPD in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic. How can we best pick up those patients who have developed COPD, should we be using spirometry? Grab a coffee, put your feet up and listen in.

In this short podcast Dr Steve Holmes and Jane Scullion discuss risk stratification in asthma management and explore how it can help identify asthma patients most at risk of a life-threatening asthma event. They explore what data to extract to help identify these patients.  

In this short podcast Dr Steve Holmes and Jane Scullion discuss respiratory consultations and the merits and top tips for good remote consultations

In this latest PCRS podcast, Daryl Freeman discusses respiratory care in Norfolk and how in her role as Associate Clinical Director for Norfolk Community Health and Care she's striving to standardise care across Norfolk and Waveney, and trying to bring primary, secondary and community care togeth

In this short podcast Steve Holmes and Jane Scullion discuss the diagnosis of asthma, it's challenges and issues and explore the best practice clinical assessment and objective testing required to make a diagnosis in the different patient groups

In this episode Steve Holmes and Jane Scullion discuss optimising inhaler use and inhaler therapies. They share tips and advice on selecting inhalers taking into account important factors to be considered. Have you got views on inhalers?

Following on from their discussions around risk stratification in Asthma, in this PCRS podcast Jane Scullion and Steve Holmes explore risk stratification in COPD and highlight the red flags that might make you think that somebody with COPD is at risk.

Valerie Gerrard (Nurse Practitioner in Norfolk) joins Dr Steve Holmes (GP in Somerset) to discuss some of the issues around frailty and older people, using the Rockwood Clinical Frailty Scale and the importance of  de-prescribing medication in the elderly.