This short FAQ helps to answer some of your questions regarding spirometry in primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic. For further information please visit the ARTP website.
What you need to know about flu vaccination In this article, originally writen by Gail Miles, published in 2018 and updated in 2020 by Ren Lawlor, we discuss the benefits of influenza vaccination, why we need to undertake this every year, who is eligible, which vaccines to use and dispelling common misconceptions about flu vaccination. We also discuss strategies to increase vaccination uptake.
Dr Duncan Keeley and Prof Martin Partridge have set out that there are advantages of separating out the routine inhaled treatment of asthma and COPD from that needed in more acute situations. PCRS supports the further development and evaluation of the proposal that patients with asthma and COPD who have had an exacerbation or are at risk of having one, should be given an emergency treatment pack consisting of a spacer and the appropriate MDI/MDIs according to whether they have asthma (salbutamol and high dose beclomethasone) or COPD (salbutamol).
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When Emma Thompson stepped into the role of chair of the South Yorkshire Respiratory Interest Group, a PCRS affiliated local group, she felt overwhelmed by the task ahead of her.
A summary of the latest developments in the UK health services, including any major new reports, guidelines and other documents relevant to primary care respiratory medicine from Tracey Lonergan, PCRS Policy Coordinator and Noel Baxter, Executive Policy Lead for PCRS.
"Hard work, tenacity, commitment, determination, drive, support, challenge, dedication." Reflections on the outstanding contributions of Anne Smith during her time as PCRS chief executive.
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