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Latest News

22/01/2020
Updated guidance, endorsed by PCRS, to help healthcare professionals identify and manage people with COPD at risk of malnutrition, has been produced by a multi professional panel. The second issue...

22/01/2020
After a close election, PCRS congratulates Katherine Hickman, Vince Mak, Daryl Freeman and Ren Lawlor who have been elected for a three year term of office on the PCRS Executive. Katherine, Vince and...

08/01/2020
Health professionals are being asked to encourage smokers to try a New Year quit attempt which could improve both their mental and overall health. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has produced...

17/12/2019
A new PCRS consensus based article offers clarity on the role of leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) as a first line add-on treatment in asthma and other controversial issues in asthma diagnosis...

03/12/2019
If you are interested in helping your patients to reduce over reliance on their asthma reliever inhalers take a look at the suite of new Asthma Right Care resources (ARC) developed by PCRS. The...

29/11/2019
Expert advice on how all members of the primary are team can improve detection of patients at risk of lung cancer is set out in a new suite of articles published by PCRS. This crucial role of...

01/11/2019
Switching respiratory patients to alternative, greener inhalers could achieve large carbon savings and reduce drug costs by using less expensive brands, reports a new study. But PCRS advises that...

07/10/2019
Nearly one third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of more than 500,000 Dutch patients presented at the European Respiratory Society...

02/10/2019
PCRS has reiterated its support for the use of e-cigarettes as part of a treatment plan for treating tobacco dependency following reports of vaping deaths in the USA. A full investigation is not...

26/09/2019
NICE and Public Health England have published new antimicrobial prescribing guidance on community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).    The key recommendations are: Antibiotic treatment...