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05/12/2018
NICE has published an update to its 2010 guidance on the diagnosis and management of COPD which makes recommendations on the most effective inhaled therapies, oxygen therapies, lung volume reduction...

05/12/2018
A greater focus on improving early and accurate diagnosis of respiratory disease is called for in a National Five Year Plan for Lung Health published today (Dec 5). The aim of the plan, launched...

27/11/2018
NHS RightCare have published a Respiratory Delivery Pack to help healthcare professionals to take action to reduce winter pressures this winter to by focusing on respiratory patients – particularly...

26/11/2018
A focus on smoking in the home could provide new routes for smokers to quit and help protect children and non-smokers from exposure to secondhand smoke, says a new report from ASH. Called Smoking...

23/11/2018
Three in four people with lung cancer are diagnosed too late to receive potentially curative treatment, says a new report by the UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC). Patients diagnosed at the...

14/11/2018
GOLD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) has updated its strategy for the diagnosis, management and prevention of COPD. There are two key changes: Initial treatment...

14/11/2018
Where a patient lives, their age and economic circumstance can affect their chances of developing asthma and the care that they receive, finds a new Asthma UK report. On the Edge: How inequality...

26/10/2018
The Room 101 session at the PCRS national respiratory conference touched such a raw nerve with delegates when they were asked what their top waste issue was that we have decided to extend our poll to...

18/10/2018
A series of instructional videos on good inhaler technique has been launched by Asthma UK. Endorsed by the UK Inhaler Group, of which PCRS is a member, the videos have been created to address the...