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10/04/2019
An integrated disease management (IDM) and structured follow up intervention reduces severe exacerbations and urgent primary care visits in people with high risk COPD. This is the finding of a...

09/04/2019
Updated guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of non-small-cell and small-cell lung cancer has been published by NICE. New recommendations are largely focused on secondary care but the guideline...

09/04/2019
A mobile friendly asthma slide rule has been added to the Asthma Right Care website. The asthma slide rule has been designed to help prescribers initiate discussions with their peers and...

27/03/2019
Primary care clinicians are reminded that important changes to respiratory QOF indicators introduced by the new GP contract become effective from April 1. The changes are: A new COPD...

27/03/2019
Tobacco dependency support is declining in GP practices and pharmacies and only half of local authorities now offer universal specialist stop smoking services. This is the finding of a new report...

12/03/2019
An overloaded health system, lack of smoking cessation services and insufficient training are preventing primary care practitioners from using evidence based interventions to help patients to quit...

08/03/2019
Healthcare professionals should raise awareness of the dangers of air pollution with patients with chronic respiratory and cardiovascular conditions, says a new Quality Standard on air pollution...

08/03/2019
A cross-party group of MPs has set out a range of tough measures to tackle tobacco dependency including raising the minimum age of sale for tobacco to prevent youngsters taking up the habit. The...

05/03/2019
Regular e-cigarette use among young people remains low in Britain and has plateaued among adults, says a new report from Public Health England. It calls for more smokers to be encouraged to use e-...

27/02/2019
Registration is now open for the Primary Care Respiratory Academy 2019 Clinical, Commissioning and Pharmacy events. The programme starts in April and offers: 20 full day clinical roadshows, 10...