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12/02/2019
PCRS Executive member Dr Vince Mak, Consultant Physician in Respiratory Integrated Care at Imperial College Healthcare Trust, has been appointed Clinical Director of the London Respiratory Strategic...

08/02/2019
E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacement treatments (NRT) at helping smokers to quit finds a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine The multi...

08/02/2019
The new five year GP contract has introduced some important changes to the respiratory QOF indicators, effective from April 2019 in England. The changes reflect a major review of QOF which has...

31/01/2019
The NHS has been slow to respond to rapid advances in molecular diagnostics which with new treatments for lung cancer are leading to improvements in survival for patients. This is the warning of a...

28/01/2019
A greater focus is urgently needed on improving diagnosis of COPD, say researchers, who have found that a quarter of patients on GP registers may have been misdiagnosed. The study of data from the...

25/01/2019
Millennials are getting the worst asthma care in the UK, reported the news media about Asthma UK’s annual survey for 2018. The report, The Reality of Asthma Care in the UK, said that two thirds of...

24/01/2019
The following piece is an extended version of a blog from our Chair, Noel Baxter, written at the request of NHS England for their website, seeking the views of PCRS on the respiratory elements of the...

23/01/2019
PCRS has published a pragmatic guide to diagnosing and managing tobacco dependency. It comes as the NHS Long Term Plan sets out specific action to reduce the smoking rate including supporting...

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...