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Position Statements

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Time to review: 30 minutes
Type: Clinical Area: COPD, Winter Wrapped Status:

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 predominant characteristics of COPD for an individual – whether symptoms or exacerbations – distilled from current guidelines.

Time to review: 30 minutes
Type: Clinical Area: Asthma, Winter Wrapped Status:

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 due to differences between current national UK guidelines.

Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: Clinical Area: Other Status:

This document sets out the PCRS briefing on screening for lung cancer prepared by Bronwen Thompson.

Time to review: 30 minutes
Type: Clinical Area: COVID-19, Respiratory tests and investigations Status:

Spirometry, a test used to measure and monitor lung function, is an important component of the diagnosis, management and monitoring of respiratory conditions in primary care. Spirometry should be delivered and interpreted by healthcare professionals who have met the criteria and are included in the Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology (ARTP) National Register of Certified Spirometry Professionals and Operators hosted by the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS).

Time to review: 30 minutes
Type: Clinical Area: Tobacco smoking and nicotine Status:

Healthcare professionals should be prepared to help their patients to quit tobacco smoking and should be knowledgeable about e-cigarettes so they can answer questions if asked or be able to direct people to the most up to date source of information.

Time to review: 30 minutes
Type: Clinical Area: Asthma, COPD Status:

As a point of principle, we support initiatives to improve air quality, and minimise short- and long-term damage to the environment, particularly those with an impact on climate change resulting from greenhouse gases.

Time to review: 30 minutes
Type: Clinical Area: Other Status:

PCRS have issued a position statement on strategies to care for patients with respiratory disease and frailty in the primary care setting. Frailty is thought to affect around 10% of those aged over 65 years and up to half of those aged over 85 years. The health and social care needs of these vulnerable patients can be complex and require a holistic approach that should involve confirmation of current diagnoses and review of all medications giving consideration to the goals of treatment, likely benefits and likely side effects.

Type: Clinical Area: Asthma, COPD, COVID-19, Infection, Other Status:

PCRS have issued a position statement on strategies to care for patients with respiratory disease and frailty in the community setting. Frailty is thought to affect around 10% of those aged over 65 years and up to half of those aged over 85 years. The health and social care needs of these vulnerable patients can be complex and require a holistic approach that should involve confirmation of current diagnoses and review of all medications giving consideration to the goals of treatment, likely benefits and likely side effects.