Primary Care Respiratory Update produces a regular feature article where we explore how healthcare professionals can support self-management in a range of conditions. These include:-
People living with respiratory disease require a significant amount of support, guidance and intervention to manage their condition effectively. These interventions should be delivered by clinicians with an appropriate level of expertise in this field.
An excerpt from the December 2016 issue of Primary Care Respiratory Update with Bronwen Thompson in discussion with Monica Fletcher, Chief Executive, Education for Health and PCRS-UK members Dr Stephen Gaduzo and Judith Lawrence on the new certification scheme which aims to raise standards of spirometry for respiratory diagnosis
Fran Robinson talks to Dr Kevin Gruffydd-Jones about how to best manage respiratory tract infections in primary care and how careful decisions can be made when prescribing antibiotics. This article was first published in the December 2015 Primary Care Respiratory Update
An opinion sheet detailing the signs and symptoms every healthcare professional should be aware of, including red flag symptoms, to aid the diagnosis of lung cancer in primary care
The governing bodies of most healthcare professional groups require healthcare professionals to record continuing professional development (CPD) and be able to provide detailed records to submit as part of the revalidation/accreditation process for the relevant profession.
This document provides advice and guidance to general practitioners working in primary care who have an interest or responsibilities in respiratory medicine and wish to reflect this in their appraisal documentation. Guidance is provided depending on the position of the GP within their organisation.
A summary of the NICE guideline for the management of COPD, highlighting the key aspects relevant to primary care. Led by Dr Kevin Gruffydd-Jones with contributions from Dr John Haughney, Dr Rupert Jones, Chris Loveridge and Dr Hilary Pinnock this booklet provides evidence-based concise guidance for primary care healthcare professionals on the diagnosis and management of COPD.