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

Inspiring Primary Care Respiratory Research and Researchers Thursday 19 September 2019 12:30 - 17:00 The International Centre, Telford

The PCRS Patient Reference Group is an advisory group responsible for providing independent advice and feedback to the executive committee and trustees on how well the Society is performing in relation to the following objectives:

Taxonomy: Archive, PCRU, 1 hour

Issue 15 of PCRU examines the challenges of tackling multimorbidity in patients with respiratory disease and equality in patient populations.

Imperial College London is launching a qualitative study about screening and early treatment for pulmonary fibrosis. As primary care healthcare professionals, your participation would be highly appreciated.

Taxonomy: Archive, Asthma, COPD, PCRU, 1 hour

This issue of Primary Care Respiratory Update takes a look at the past, the present and the future.

This edition sees a focus on antibiotics – a hardy perennial topic that requires regular re-visitation. Whether for respiratory infections or as part of rescue pack use, the practical guidance given, together with the views of patients, aims to support your decision-making in practice.

Spirometry, a test used to measure and monitor lung function, is an important component of the diagnosis, management and monitoring of respiratory conditions in primary care.

Peak flow charting and microspirometry are undervalued in guidelines and were underused in primary care even before the COVID pandemic, but have enhanced importance now given the difficulties with access to more formal respiratory function testing.

This document represents a draft White Paper focused on achieving Greener Respiratory Healthcare that is kinder to the environment. At this time we are inviting review and comment from the PCRS membership. When reviewing the document please consider: