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Latest News

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...

27/08/2019
PCRS has published a new resource to help Primary Care Network clinical directors improve local respiratory services. Written by PCRS Service Development Committee member Stuart Shields, a GP and...

27/08/2019
PCRS has published a new pragmatic guide to help clinicians identify the triggers for referral for specialist care for people with poorly controlled and severe asthma. It follows findings in a new...

21/08/2019
Children are turning their backs on smoking tobacco in significant numbers, a Government survey reveals. Only one in six children (16%) aged 11-15 admit to have ever tried smoking, a substantial...

13/08/2019
NICE has published new indicators for asthma and COPD, part of a suite of new indicators, which will inform negotiations for the 2020/21 QOF in England. A review of the current QOF indicators for...

26/07/2019
NICE has published an updated COPD guideline which makes recommendations on inhaled triple therapy, and oral corticosteroids for managing exacerbations. It updates the NICE December 2018 guideline...

24/07/2019
BTS/SIGN has published an updated guideline on the management of asthma.   Key areas that have been updated include: diagnosis, monitoring, supported self-management, non-pharmacological...