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Issue 11: Spring 2017

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.

Special Features

  • Editor’s Round-Up Iain Small
  • Chair’s Perspective Noel Baxter, "Early and accurate respiratory diagnosis: a patient safety issue needing more serious attention"
  • Are you confident in your diagnosis of asthma? Three case histories to challenge you Noel Baxter
  • Beyond the respiratory consultation: inspiring lifelong change PCRS-UK National Primary Care Respiratory Conference 29–30 September 2017, Telford International Centre Francesca Robinson
  • The impact of a late diagnosis of bronchiectasis Francesca Robinson, Barbara Preston
  • Peak flow monitoring and microspirometry as aids to respiratory diagnosis in primary care Duncan Keeley
  • Lay Patient and Carer Reference Group: So just how safe are steroids? Bronwen Thompson

Regular Features

  • Policy Round-Up Bronwen Thompson
  • Journal Round-Up
  • Second opinion Your respiratory questions answered
  • PCRS-UK News Round-Up
  • Delivering Excellence Locally An affordable solution for meeting the standards of the new National Register for quality assured spirometry Francesca Robinson, Vikki Knowles
  • The role of the Respiratory Nurse Educator (RNE) in care homes: Respiratory disease management Sarah Newton
  • PCRS-UK Affiliated Groups Carol Stonham
  • Update your clinical practice: excerpt of educational item from npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine

PCRU Special Pull-out Feature

  • Tools to support diagnosis of respiratory disease
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