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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.

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

Very Brief Advice (VBA) is our most practical tool to trigger a quit attempt, with structured behavioural support and medical treatment being the best method of quitting and ideally these are provided by stop smoking practitioners.

ASK : ADVISE : ACT Using VBA does not depend on the person's readiness to quit and you do not need to assess it before you start Very Brief Advice or VBA is a simple and

Tobacco dependency is a long-term relapsing condition that usually starts in childhood This tobacco dependency pragmatic guide is a practical, immediately implementable, evidence-based framework to enable healthcare professionals to routinely identify smokers, encourage a quit attempt a

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

People living with respiratory disease require a significant amount of support, guidance and intervention to manage their condition effectively. These interventions should be delivered by clinicians with an appropriate level of expertise in this field.

Chaired by Katherine Hickman (our PCRS Executive Chair), this webinar focusses on smoking, movement for health and COPD exacerbations with guest speakers Darush Attar-Zadeh, Steve Holmes and Alicia Piwko. They discuss:

Our latest PCRS podcast, features Michelle O'Driscoll (Director of Nursing for NSHI and PCRS Service Development Committee member) who talks to Dr Fiona Mosgrove (GP and PCRS Education Committee member) about the intricacies of COPD and the co-morbidities regularly seen alongside it.

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