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27/02/2019
It’s No Smoking Day 2019 on Wednesday March 13, the national health awareness day that encourages smokers to quit. But do you know the range of options now available for you to help different...

22/02/2019
The UK has the highest asthma death rate for young people aged 10-24, compared with other wealthy countries. This is the finding of an international comparison of young people’s health conducted...

21/02/2019
There is a danger that the debate around e-cigarettes will drown out the work needed to tackle tobacco dependency, warns a leading respiratory physician in a BMJ editorial. More than three million...

19/02/2019
PCRS has launched an online giving page where people can donate money to support our work to influence respiratory healthcare policy and campaign for improvements in respiratory care. This has...

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...