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20/05/2019
Please note an error has been corrected in the PCRS treatment guidelines article "All that glitters is not GOLD, nor is it even NICE" which first appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of...

15/05/2019
A comprehensive geriatric assessment and a holistic approach in primary care is key to reducing the impact of frailty and co-morbidities in older patients with COPD. This is the approach of Dr...

08/05/2019
A community pharmacy project to support patients with asthma to change their behaviour and improve control of their condition has been launched in North West London. The initiative, by the North...

07/05/2019
Today is World Asthma Day and an opportunity to encourage your patients and colleagues to adopt the positive approach being promoted by the Asthma Right Care social movement. This initiative, led...

24/04/2019
People with COPD feel independent and enjoy support from family and friends with good access to amenities when healthcare and social support works well, reports a study which investigated  what...

24/04/2019
A consensus-based article setting out a practical approach to conflicting advice in recent COPD guidance updates has been published by PCRS. It focuses on the similarities and differences of...

23/04/2019
The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) has released a 2019 update to their Pocket Guide for Asthma Management and Prevention and the Pocket Guide on Diagnosis and Management of Difficult-to-treat...

11/04/2019
A new patient decision aid has been launched by NICE to help people with asthma, alongside their healthcare professionals, to choose the inhaler which best meets their needs and their symptoms...

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...