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