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Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: PCRS Position Statement Clinical Area: Other Status: Current

PCRS welcomes the opportunity that digital respiratory healthcare and the collection and analysis of respiratory data could bring. However, new technology for use in primary care must be interoperable with current patient consultation and management systems, should not be mandated for patients and should be an option as part of shared decision making. New respiratory digital health interventions must, as well as being clinically and cost effective also preferentially attend to the factors that currently maintain respiratory health inequality.

Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: Podcasts Clinical Area: Allergy, Asthma Status: Current

In this episode we hear from Rachel Daly, Lead Nurse - Airways, Manchester Airways Service who discuss will the topic of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis with PCRS Executive Chair, Katherine Hickman. The discussion covers the importance of treating rhinitis and allergic rhinitis in patients who present with symptoms related to conditions such as asthma and upper airway conditions including inducible laryngeal obstruction and breathing pattern disorder.

Time to review: 30 minutes
Type: Videos / Webinars Clinical Area: Asthma, Health inequalities Status: Current

In May's instalment of In Conversation we were joined by Ian Sinha, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician and Honorary Professor of Paediatrics, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool to discuss the topic of health inequalities and their impact on childhood asthma.

Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: Videos / Webinars Clinical Area: COPD Status: Current

Exacerbations, or 'flare-ups', can be common occurrences for some individuals with COPD. These are periods when breathing can be difficult, physical activity is harder and inhalers need to be taken more frequently. They may also require admission to hospital. People with COPD must know these are not normal, and they need to seek help promptly. 

Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: Videos / Webinars Clinical Area: COPD Status: Current

Keeping physically active is hugely important for anyone, but particularly for individuals with respiratory conditions. Keeping active and healthy reduces strain on the lungs, maintains muscle strength and enhances symptom management over time. Those living with COPD must understand and prioritise exercise and general wellbeing from the outset. Part of the Challenging Perceptions of COPD campaign, this animation provides a concise guide to supporting people with COPD to remain active and healthy.  

Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: Videos / Webinars Clinical Area: COPD, Tobacco smoking and nicotine Status: Current

Smoking is the primary cause of COPD and, according to NHS figures, is thought to be responsible for 9 in every 10 cases of the condition. Supporting individuals with COPD to stop smoking in a supportive and considerate way is crucial to prevent any further damage to their lungs. Part of the Challenging the Perceptions of COPD campaign, this animation provides a concise guide to addressing smoking in people with COPD.  

Type: Videos / Webinars Clinical Area: Asthma Status: Current

This webinar aims to provide healthcare professionals with essential insights and practical strategies for optimising medication regimens for patients with asthma on biologic therapy, with a specific focus on reducing the steroid burden. Biologic therapies have revolutionised the management of asthma, but their combination with steroids can pose challenges and risks to patients.

Time to review: 1 hour
Type: Videos / Webinars Clinical Area: Asthma Status: Current

This webinar focuses on using the GINA approach to managing asthma and how this can support delivery of best practice asthma care*. PCRS executive chair, Katherine Hickman, is joined by expert speakers Michael Crooks, Nicola Standring-Brown and Benedict Greenwood to discuss this important topic.  

Type: Podcasts Clinical Area: Asthma Status: Current

In this GSK Sponsored podcast Helena Cummings (Senior Respiratory Nurse Specialist in a Severe Asthma Service in Hull, PCRS Executive Committee) is joined by Dr Hitasha Rupani (Respiratory Consultant, and Severe Asthma Centre Lead, Southampton) and Holly Hayward (Asthma Nurse Educator, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust) to discuss how we can impove patient identification and referral pathways for our patients with severe asthma.