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PCRU

PCRU coverThe Primary Care Respiratory Update (PCRU) is packed with useful features, clinical updates, educational updates, respiratory news, summaries of respiratory-related policy news and also featuring summaries of npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine and other respiratory related journal articles, this jam-packed update has everything for clinicians working with patients with respiratory illnesses in a primary or community care setting.

Monitoring ICS underuse in asthma and over-reliance on SABA: A sponsored supplement

Improving outcomes in asthma as an inflammatory disease: spotlight on monitoring ICS underuse and over-reliance on SABA: A sponsored supplement

A report of a multi-disciplinary consensus meeting held in December 2018. AstraZeneca organised and fully funded the meeting and the production of this supplement. All meeting participants reviewed and commented upon the content of this supplement. The views expressed are not necessarily those of AstraZeneca or PCRS.

Asset: GB-16467
Date of preparation: April 2019

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Delivering Excellence Locally

  • Implementing Fit to Care in Practice, Carol Stonham
  • Nurse develops aide memoire for structured respiratory assessment, Jackie Dale
  • Optimising COPD prescribing and improving care, Sarah-Jane Rowlands
  • PCRS respiratory leadership programme: case study - Siobhan Hollier
  • Affiliated Groups: Tricia Bryant

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Delivering Excellence Locally

  • Primary care teams benefit from innovative multidisciplinary respiratory education Francesca Robinson, Emily Heiden
  • Community pharmacy training programme set to improve asthma care. Francesca Robinson, Darush Attar-Zadeh
  • Affiliated Groups: Are you ready for the digital era? Carol Stonham, Tricia Bryant


Issue 16 of PCRU looks back over the year and looks forward to the future of respiratory care PCRU Cover

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  • Focus on respiratory disease for England
  • Respiratory Virtual Clinics
  • Conference highlights

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Issue 15 of PCRU examines the challenges of tackling multimorbidity in patients with respiratory disease and equality in patient populations.

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  • Treatable and untreatable traits
  • Equity and equality
  • Influenza vaccination: truths and myths

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  • Getting the Basics Right Influenza vaccination: helping respiratory consultations Gail Miles
  • Supported self-management case history Looking beyond the disease Iain Small
  • Policy Round-Up Bronwen Thompson
  • Journal Round-Up
  • PCRS-UK News Round-Up
  • Second opinion Your respiratory questions answered
  • Delivering Excellence Locally 
  • Very brief advice training as part of a quality improvement scheme Katherine Hickman
  • An integrated care project to proactively identify patients with respiratory disease achieves Gold Standard care Fran Robinson, Jayne Longstaff
  • Respiratory Leadership Programme Fran Robinson, Deirdre Siddaway
  • ‘Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Brave’ - PCRS One-Day Workshop held on 11 July 2018 Fran Robinson
  • Affiliated Groups
  • Clinical Update Tobaccoo dependency is a long-term relapsing condition that usually starts in childhood

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  • Supported self-management case history Vince Mak
  • Policy Round-Up Bronwen Thompson
  • PCRS-UK News Round-Up
  • Journal Round-Up
  • Second opinion Your respiratory questions answered
  • Delivering Excellence Locally Making exercise for breathless people work Alex Woodward
  • PCRS-UK Respiratory Clinical Leadership Programme 10th Anniversary
  • Surviving and thriving in challenging times: Annual Affiliated Group Leaders meeting Fran Robinson
  • Selection of Best Practice Abstracts Submitted to the Primary Care Respiratory Conference 2017

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  • Policy Round-Up Bronwen Thompson
  • Journal Round-Up
  • Second opinion Your respiratory questions answered
  • PCRS-UK News Round-Up
  • Delivering Excellence Locally Investing in you and your future: the Respiratory Leaders Programme Clare Cook, Stephen Gaduzo
  • Asthma skills updates are improving the safety and care of youngsters with asthma Fran Robinson, Rajat Srivastava
  • PCRS-UK Affiliated Groups Fran Robinson, Melissa Canavan
  • Update your clinical practice: excerpt of educational item from npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine

PCRU Diagnosis pull-out chart

In the Chair's Perspective feature of this edition of PCRU, Dr Noel Baxter discusses the importance of early and accurate diagnosis for respiratory conditions. Also featured is a centre-fold pull-out chart which provides useful and succinct advice for healthcare professionals on appropriate tools to support respiratory diagnosis in primary care.

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PCRU Special Pull-out Feature

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  • Policy Round-Up Bronwen Thompson
  • Getting the Basics Right A summary of PCRS-UK opinion sheets Iain Small, Basil Penny
  • Journal Round-Up
  • PCRS-UK News Round-Up
  • Second opinion Your respiratory questions answered
  • Delivering Excellence Locally The rewards and challenges of setting up an integrated community respiratory service Francesca Robinson, Daryl Freeman
  • Affiliated Group Leaders Workshop Francesca Robinson
  • Update your clinical practice: BTS/SIGN guideline - Summary individual diagnostic tests

Special Pull-out Feature

  • Managing Malnutrition in COPD

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  • Tobacco dependency is a long-term relapsing condition that usually starts in childhood

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  • Guest Editor’s Round-Up Anne Rodman
  • Chair's perspective: A reflection on my three years in office Stephen Gaduzo
  • Fit for the Future: a holistic approach to respiratory care Francesca Robinson
  • Self-management: Use of rescue medication for COPD Francesca Robinson, Sandy Walmsley

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Special Features

  • Guest Editor’s Round-Up Ruth Thomas
  • Chair's perspective: Implementing our new direction Stephen Gaduzo
  • Primary Care Respiratory Society launches PCRS-UK Respiratory Academy Francesca Robinson
  • Be trained to do the job you do: our campaign for better education Francesca Robinson
  • The new PCRS-UK Lay Reference Group Jane Scullion

Regular Feature

  • Policy Round-Up Bronwen Thompson
    Getting the Basics Right Inhaler technique Tricia Bryant, Stephen Gaduzo, Stephanie Wolfe
    Service Development Noel Baxter
    Journal Round-Up
    PCRS-UK News Round-Up
    Second opinion Your respiratory questions answered
    Delivering Excellence Locally Educating the local multidisciplinary team: the Hull and East Riding Airway Focus Group Fran Robinson, Joanne Thompson
    Update your clinical practice: excerpt of educational item from npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine

Special Pull-out Feature

  • The building blocks of a good asthma or COPD review in adults