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02/09/2019
Anne Rodman, the current longest serving member of the PCRS Conference Organising Committee (COC), will be stepping down as Co-Chair at this year’s PCRS Respiratory Conference after six years of...

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...

24/07/2019
The Government has set a goal of a ‘smoke-free’ England by 2030 in a new health prevention Green Paper. This paper is the start of a more detailed consultation process, to which PCRS will be...

16/07/2019
A Respiratory Service Framework setting out the components of optimal primary and community respiratory care has been published by PCRS. The document has been designed by the Service Development...

16/07/2019
Point-of-care testing of C-reactive protein (CRP) in primary care may help reduce unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics for people with COPD, according to new research published in the New England...