The Primary Care Respiratory Society

Inspiring best practice in respiratory care

This website is for healthcare professionals only



The Primary Care Respiratory Society

Inspiring best practice in respiratory care

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This website is for healthcare professionals only


PCRS has a long track record for providing excellent respiratory educational events aimed at supporting those working in respiratory care in a primary or community care setting to keep up to date with the latest clinical development, develop their professional and leadership skills and to network and meet like minded clinicians from across a wide range of disciplines.

Annual Conference

Our annual flagship conference provides an array of educational opportunities for all those who either commission or deliver respiratory care in a primary or community care setting:

  • Patient-centred, essential clinical updates from leading experts
  • Key service delivery and commissioning sessions, looking at how we can bring about change in practice
  • Cutting edge and relevant research presentations (including posters and oral presentations), in conjunction with our flagship international academic journal npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
  • Thought-provoking, entertaining keynote plenaries
  • Practical workshops

Respiratory Leadership Programme

Available exclusively to members, the respiratory leadership programme offers a rolling 3 year programme of workshops to help give you the tools, knowledge and skills to drive improvements for patients with respiratory disease in your area. We run two residential workshops (Friday lunchtime - Saturday afternoon) each year. Each workshop is a standalone event with a focus on hot clinical topics and policy or guidance changes, as well as teaching essential professional skills such as understanding your team or your own leadership style, as well as one or more relevant management techniques such as making a business case, mapping your stakeholders, pitching your case for change or evaluating data.

The workshops, designed and delivered by inspirational respiratory clinical leaders, are clinically relevant, use real case studies and give you time to put your learning into practice in a safe supportive environment. You will leave the workshop with practical actions and knowing that you have a network of support from the experts on the faculty and your fellow participants.

By participating in the workshops regularly over a 2-3 year period you will build your breadth and depth of skills and knowledge.

PCRS Network Meetings

We run annual events to bring current and future leaders of our peer support networks together and to bring together academic primary care respiratory researchers.

Primary Care Respiratory Academy Events

The Primary Care Respiratory Academy runs multidisciplinary educational events that are aimed at improving the standards of respiratory care across the primary care landscape. Using content initiated and produced by Cogora (publishers of Pulse, Nursing in Practice, Healthcare Leader, Management in Practice and The Pharmacist) in partnership with PCRS, the events take place throughout the year and are tailored to the needs of different healthcare professionals:

Clinical Roadshow: full-day events aimed at healthcare professionals based in general practice who work with patients with respiratory illness

Commissioning Workshops: full-day events developed for those involved in commissioning respiratory services for their population

Community Pharmacy Evening Meetings: evening sessions tailored to pharmacists based in independent community pharmacies

Other Events

We offer a service providing details of events related to respiratory medicine which members may be interested in attending. We have indicated where appropriate if the events are organised or supported by PCRS or simply listed as a service to healthcare professionals. If you wish to submit details about a respiratory related event of relevance to primary care for posting on our website please send us the details by emailing us. Please note, the posting of individual events is at our discretion.