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e have issued pragmatic guidance for the routine and crisis management of patients with asthma and COPD during the UK Covid-19 epidemic.

Can Only Plan Daily - COPD is a serious disease needing the right diagnosis and treatment with the person’s need sitting front and centre.

Historically, clinical decision rules have been used to guide antibiotic prescribing for patients presenting with signs and symptoms that indicate possible RTIs or infectious exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (IE-COPD).

In this webinar, PCRS leads Carol Stonham, Darush Attar-Zadeh and Dr Steve Holmes will explore, through a series of case histories shared by members, how we can challenge the old negative perceptions of COPD and show how lives can be transformed with the right advice with:

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.

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.

Facilitators Darush Attar-Zadeh Steve Holmes Carol Stonham This course is a two-day residential course to provide colleagues who are up to speed with COPD care and are wanting to improve their presentation skills and ability to facilitate groups

Originally presented at the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2021 Jill Nicholls presents on "End Stage Management of COPD/ILD - Best Practice Tips and Guidance. When to Seek Support/Refer"

There are currently around 1.3 million people in the UK who have been diagnosed with COPD. It is a condition that affects the quality of life of those affected and can lead to premature death.

Originally presented at the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2020 Sian Williams presents Strictly COPD: Dance your way to health

Originally presented at the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2020 Dr Patrick White presents COPD and Post-COVID Session: the acutely unwell COPD patient

PCRS have issued a position statement on strategies to care for patients with respiratory disease and frailty in the community setting. Frailty is thought to affect around 10% of those aged over 65 years and up to half of those aged over 85 years.