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15/01/2019
PCRS wishes to congratulate leading primary care respiratory researcher, Professor Hilary Pinnock, on her election as Head of Assembly 1 - General Pneumology of the European Respiratory...

15/01/2019
COPD and bronchiectasis are the most common conditions resulting in high intensity users (HIUs) of A&E being admitted to hospital, reveals an analysis of NHS hospital data. The report by the...

09/01/2019
New resources have been published for diagnosing and managing severe asthma as PCRS prepares to publish its own Poorly Controlled and Severe Asthma Pragmatic Guide. These resources are: A...

08/01/2019
Respiratory care is set to improve after being given a national focus in the new NHS Long Term Plan, says PCRS Executive Chair Dr Noel Baxter. The document highlights late diagnosis, variation in...

08/01/2019
A Government recommendation to switch stable patients using pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDI) to more environmentally friendly dry powder inhalers risks harming patients, warn respiratory...

07/01/2019
People with severe mental illness (SMI) should be given more support to stop smoking to prevent them dying prematurely from smoking related diseases, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In a...

07/01/2019
People who have had a COPD exacerbation can be safely and cost effectively cared for in 'Hospital at Home' schemes, reports a NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) - funded study. They can...

19/12/2018
Editor Dr Iain Small says:  “This issue takes a look at the past, the present and the future. Rather like the TARDIS, there is a deceptively large amount of content in this issue, combining...

12/12/2018
Nearly 9 in 10 (89%) NHS health professionals and commissioners believe that national policymakers need to have a more radical strategy for integrated care, a survey has revealed. Nearly all the...

12/12/2018
Two senior PCRS members have been appointed to key roles with the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP) giving them an opportunity to influence improvements in asthma and COPD care. Dr...