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20/09/2018
NICE first published a quality standard for asthma based on the BTS/SIGN asthma guideline in 2013. Now that they have published their own asthma guideline (NG80) in November 2017, they have...

18/09/2018
Gathering the views of patients is essential if we are to deliver the outcomes patients want. But few clinicians are taught to do this during their training.  So PCRS is running a two day...

18/09/2018
A Respiratory Dashboard has been developed by a group of respiratory specialists established by the NHS Business Services Authority to highlight the variation in prescribing across England...

05/09/2018
The National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP) has launched registration for its pulmonary rehabilitation workstream. All pulmonary rehabilitation services that provide care for people with...

05/09/2018
PCRS is supporting the AskAboutAsthma campaign run by the Healthy London Partnership to coincide with the start of the new school year. The campaign is calling for each child or young person with...

05/09/2018
A workshop dedicated to primary care respiratory researchers is being held the afternoon before the PCRS annual conference. The event is aimed at aspiring early and early-mid career researchers...

05/09/2018
The annual networking event for affiliated group leaders and their deputies and anyone interested in setting up a new group is being held immediately before the first satellite symposium at the PCRS...

20/08/2018
E-cigarettes, estimated to be 95% less harmful than conventional cigarettes, are too often being overlooked as a stop smoking tool by the NHS, say MPs. A new report by the House of...

16/08/2018
E-cigarette vapour boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles, reveals a new study...

15/08/2018
Respiratory disease is to feature as a priority clinical area in a new 10 year NHS plan being developed by NHS England and NHS Improvement. This news follows an announcement by the Government of...