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10 July 2018 - 4:47pm
Two important new NICE consultations on new COPD guidance have been published. New draft antimicrobial prescribing guidance sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute...

10 July 2018 - 8:53am
More mesothelioma patients are receiving active treatment with chemotherapy but just 7% are alive three years after being diagnosed, finds a new report from the Royal College of Physicians and...

6 July 2018 - 10:49am
The number of adult smokers in England has dropped by around 1.6m, the latest Government figures show. Overall smoking rates for 2017 are at all-time low of 14.9%, down from 19.3% just five years...

30 June 2018 - 10:14am
New guidance on the safe use of rechargeable e-cigarettes has been published by the National Fire Chiefs Council. The position statement, produced in conjunction with Public Health England, says...

26 June 2018 - 10:20am
Getting a project underway and making it happen was the focus of the June meeting of the Respiratory Clinical Leadership workshop. Independent consultant Catherine Blackaby introduced delegates to...

26 June 2018 - 10:10am
A major new report from the Royal College of Physicians calls for everyone working in the health service to identify smokers and help them to quit, a policy supported by PCRS. It describes...

25 June 2018 - 12:33pm
Every patient treated with a pressured metered dose inhaler (pMDI) should own and regularly use a spacer/valved holding chamber (VHC) concludes a new review. They should know how to use the device...

12 June 2018 - 11:15am
The global primary care network is “engaged, friendly, thoughtful and patient-centred” tweeted the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) following a successful 9th IPCRG World...

11 June 2018 - 10:29am
Hospital admissions were reduced by 16% after practices in Harrow took on board the lessons learned from an audit of 291 children and young people who had had asthma attacks. This shows that...

6 June 2018 - 5:02pm
A review of 68 worldwide studies has identified the factors which put children at risk of a severe asthma attack. Clinicians will be able to use this information to focus risk reduction management...