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Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: Health policy information Clinical Area: Health inequalities Status: Current

The report explored the link between inequality and lung disease and the primary conclusions were:

Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: Other information Clinical Area: Asthma, Respiratory tests and investigations Status: Current

A new report is showcasing the impact of a national AHSN Network programme to improve access to FeNO testing for asthma diagnosis. Fractional exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) tests are simple, non-invasive tests to support the diagnosis of asthma. During the two-year programme an estimated 58,000 new asthmatics received a faster, more accurate diagnosis through the use of FeNO testing with an additional 1,200 devices entering use in primary care in England.

Time to review: 30 minutes
Type: Podcasts Clinical Area: Asthma Status: Current

Viv Marsh (Asthma Nurse Specialist) is joined by Amanda Roberts (PCRS Patient Reference Group and PCRS Education Committee Patient Representative) to discuss all things Asthma Action Plans in this episode of the PCRS Podcast. Amanda shares her experiences, hopes, and desires for what she would like to see in her own personal Asthma Action Plan and Viv shares her expertise as to why asthma patients should have one, how one should be created, and what it should entail.

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

Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: PCRU Clinical Area: Asthma Status: Current

The PCRS Patient Reference Group (PRG) is a small group of people with respiratory conditions who support PCRS to ensure that we always try to embed the patient perspective in our work and consider the holistic management of patients. Our PRG members sit on our regular committees and sub-committees and contribute regularly to our work. We are grateful for their input. We have two representatives who sit on our valuable PRG who suffer from asthma. You can read their story in this article.

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

Have you booked your place at this year’s conference yet? Early bird registration is now open for you to secure your place and join us in Telford for the UK’s leading respiratory conference for clinicians working in primary, community, and integrated care. Read about the conference highlights and quotes from previous attendees in this article.  

Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: PCRU Clinical Area: Asthma Status: Current

This pragmatic guide focuses on the ongoing management of adults and children with severe asthma receiving biologic therapy and has been developed by an expert group led by Will Carroll, University Hospital of the North Midlands, Stoke-on-Trent and including Ernie Wong, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, Beverley Bostock, Advanced Nurse Practitioner at Mann Cottage Surgery, Moreton-in-Marsh, and Asthma Lead for the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists, Fiona Mosgrove a GP in Aberdeen and Clinical Lead for the Grampian Respiratory Improvement Programme and Helena Cummings

Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: PCRU Clinical Area: Asthma Status: Current

In an ideal world, asthma review appointments will be between 20 to 30 minutes in duration. But we are not living in an ideal world. Staff shortages due to ill health, burnout, and workforce issues are compounding an already pressured system, and in many practices, the maths doesn’t stack up; there are simply not enough hours in the year to see everybody in the recommended time. If practices are struggling to recruit staff to do the reviews, the time allocation for asthma reviews may be reduced to 10 minutes.