Skip to main content

Your Results

Search our archive for materials older than three years. PCRS takes no responsibility for the content of archived material.

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

In this PCRS Podcast Dr Steve Holmes (GP and PCRS Executive Committee Member) is joined by Dr Robina Coker (Consultant & Honorary Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College London, and Clinical Director of the NationaI Institute of Health Research (NIHR) London North West Clinical Research Network) to talk about air travel for passengers with respiratory disease, and the recommendations for managing those passengers.

Time to review: 1 hour

The AHSN Network supported the spread of FeNO testing across primary care in England from April 2021 to March 2023, led by Wessex AHSN as the lead AHSN. This programme was delivered as part of the NHS England Accelerated Access Collaborative Rapid Uptake Programme. The resources created as part of that programme have been shared with the PCRS to host as a legacy of the programme. We’d like to express our thanks to Wessex AHSN for sharing these resources with us, which are accessible below.

Time to review: 1 hour
Type: Videos / Webinars Clinical Area: Behaviour change, Health inequalities, Other Status: Current

Virtual consultations, virtual wards and virtual pulmonary rehab have enabled continued safe patient – practitioner interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic and looks set to remain in place due to clear benefits in terms of protecting vulnerable patients from unnecessary infection or travel, keeping costs down, and convenience both to patient and clinician.

Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: PCRU, Professional development information Clinical Area: COVID-19, Winter Wrapped Status: Current

The Fit to Care document was initially developed to guide and support clinicians working with patients with respiratory disease. Since it’s first publication primary care has seen huge changes in the dynamics of the workforce providing this care. The document now applies equally to doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, paramedics and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of people with respiratory conditions. 

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

In this article we explore what healthcare policy is, why it matters, how we as healthcare professionals can influence UK healthcare policy and why we should. Carol Stonham is our immediate past Executive Chair and leads the PCRS Policy Forum. Dr Tracey Lonergan is the PCRS Policy Coordinator and a Medical Writer with a special interest in respiratory disease.

Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: PCRU, Service development and improvement Clinical Area: Status: Current

In early 2022, trained respiratory healthcare practitioner nurses in general practice were invited to participate in the South West Primary Care Respiratory Champions Project funded by the South West Respiratory Network. The programme offered structured respiratory education, networking and leadership skills. The programme was delivered by the respiratory network clinical leadership team. This article details the programme and outlines the project outputs and outcomes.

Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: PCRU, Service development and improvement Clinical Area: COVID-19 Status: Current

Given the direct impact of COVID-19 on those with existing breathing difficulties, the ‘newly breathless’ – those whose lung function has been impaired by Covid – as well as rising levels of air pollution, the need for social prescribing solutions in respiratory healthcare has never been greater.

Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: PCRU, Service development and improvement Clinical Area: Other Status: Current

The transformation of out of hospital services has been identified as a key element of the NHS recovery plan. Patient care delivered closer to or in their own homes was identified as a priority in the NHS Long Term Plan. It is envisaged that NHS funding will increase to support systems to increase the capacity of community services, address waiting lists and expand models of care in the community to aid hospital discharges.