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19/03/2021
This report presents results from an analysis of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) primary care data in Wales from the second round of the Welsh primary care audit component of...

17/02/2021
The Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS) broadly welcomes the proposed reforms set out in the new Government Health White Paper, Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and...

17/02/2021
Press Release from The University of Edinburgh Asthma attack rates seen at GP surgeries fell significantly during the first Covid-19 pandemic lockdown of 2020, a study suggests. Lower levels of...

21/01/2021
While the focus of primary care services is rightly on the delivery of Covid-19 vaccinations it’s important we don’t lose sight of our longer term ambitions for improving the nations lung health. The...

15/01/2021
Patients with respiratory disease deserve equal access to early and accurate diagnosis, high standards of care, delivered by practitioners with suitable training and experience. Barriers to such a...

01/10/2020
PCRS welcomes the NHS commitment to becoming net carbon zero by 2040 as set out in the report “Delivering a Net Zero Health Service” (released today 1 October 2020). Climate change poses a major...

24/06/2020
Concerned about diagnosing patients presenting with respiratory symptoms? Help is at hand. PCRS have now issued a position statement and recommendations for clinicians on the diagnostic work up of...

14/05/2020
Current smokers with COVID-19 are at increased risk for severe complications and face a higher mortality rate than former or never smokers. Jaber Alqahtani from University College London and...

16/04/2020
NICE issue rapid guidelines on the community management of patients with COPD NICE has issued new rapid guidance on keeping safe those patients in the community with COPD. All people with COPD are...

16/04/2020
Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation have launched an online hub to support patients recovering from COVID-19 with persistent breathlessness. The hub was developed with support from PCRS and...