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Primary Care Respiratory Update (PCRU)

Our members' magazine packed with useful features, clinical updates, educational updates, respiratory news and opinion.

Asthma Guidelines in Practice – A PCRS Consensus is a practical and pragmatic guide for healthcare professionals working in primary and intermediate care.  This guide was commissioned to provide clarity on aspects of diagnosis, management and monitoring of asthma that are uncertain…
Key learning points: • Taking a history, doing the examination, chest X-ray and spirometry are really important • Look for red flags and refer these patients straight to secondary care. • Do the basics which will point you towards the things you can do in primary care. • If you are worried…
This edition of PCRU has a flavour of 'out with the old and in with the new', as it is the last one in which we will feature Noel Baxter's thoughts and reflections from the Chair. His successor, Carol Stonham, is fast off the mark though with her superb and clinically invaluable consensus article…
Can Only Plan Daily - COPD is a serious disease needing the right diagnosis and treatment with the person’s need sitting front and centre. ‘All that glitters is not GOLD, nor is it even NICE’ is a consensus-based article that sets out a simple treatment pathway based on the…
This issue of Primary Care Respiratory Update takes a look at the past, the present and the future. There is a large amount of content in this issue, combining policy, educational and clinical care, looking at what works and why, and how we can be part of the new and exciting future for respiratory…
Issue 15 of PCRU examines the challenges of tackling multimorbidity in patients with respiratory disease and equality in patient populations.
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