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 about patients at any stage or feel you haven’t got a clue – you can refer them to secondary care at any stage
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.
This 'Get Winter Wrapped' issue focuses on the twin challenges of winter pressures and coping with COVID-19.
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Professor James Chalmers (British Lung Foundation Chair of Respiratory Research, University of Dundee) joins Dr Fiona Mosgrove (GP and Senior Clinical Lecturer with the General Practice team at the University of Aberdeen) for this latest PCRS podcast to discuss the diagnosis and management of bronchiectasis in primary care and its prevalence in the world of respiratory diseases.