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Latest News

30/03/2020
PCRS Pragmatic Guidance for crisis management of asthma and COPD during the UK Covid-19 epidemic PCRS has today issued pragmatic guidance for the routine...

27/03/2020
A video setting out top tips for consulting with asthma and COPD patients by telephone and video has been made by PCRS Executive Vice Chair Katherine Hickman. Respiratory Lead for West Yorkshire...

26/03/2020
PCRS is encouraging healthcare professionals and patients to download and share a new app which will help experts to study the Covid-19 symptoms and track how it spreads. The app has been designed...

24/03/2020
A new, targeted system search for people with asthma who are considered higher risk patient groups in relation to COVID-19 has been developed. The search is available now for download and...

19/03/2020
Update: 30th March 2020 PCRS Pragmatic Guidance for crisis management of asthma and COPD during the UK Covid-19 epidemic We have issued pragmatic guidance...

17/03/2020
Basic quality respiratory care is improving but there are key areas where practices and teams could transform care, according to the latest report from the National Asthma and Chronic Obstructive...

05/03/2020
As the number of coronavirus cases rises in the UK PCRS is advising primary care teams to ensure that at-risk respiratory patients are aware of everything they can do to protect themselves. In...

28/02/2020
A new QOF indicator, which requires a diagnosis of COPD to have results of spirometry consistent with airways obstruction, has been approved by NICE. PCRS has campaigned for this change in...

27/02/2020
PCRS is highlighting the need for NICE to review the introduction of point of care test C-reactive protein (CRP) - guided assessments for people presenting with COPD crises, following the emergence...

17/02/2020
New guidance from PCRS addresses the latest concerns about the safety of e-cigarettes and advises healthcare professionals how to support an estimated 3.2 million patients who use them to stop...