There is a strong commitment from the British Thoracic Society (BTS) and Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS) to identify opportunities to support those delivering integrated respiratory care and showcase that planned, properly funded, and evaluated integrated solutions can be used to drive im
In this PCRS Greener Healthcare Campaign podcast Tracey Lonergan, Shakeela Riaz and Amanda Roberts (PCRS Patient Reference Group) discuss their experiences of living with, and living with family members with, respiratory disease.
Tackling smoking, reducing air pollution, improving access to healthcare for those experiencing health inequality and an improved focus on research and development to fit the needs of people experiencing health inequality should be the priorities for systems wanting to make respiratory health out
Sixteen years ago I was diagnosed with COPD. My COPD means I get breathless very quickly now doing activities or things I previously did easily without and difficulty.
Respiratory infections are very common in winter and can be complex to assess.
Bronchoscopic and surgical treatments for people with COPD can improve their lung and exercise capacity, and quality and length of life for many years in addition to what medical treatments can achieve.
This update from PCRU guest editor and PCRS Executive Chair, Katherine Hickman, gives an overview of the latest edition of the update.
Spirometry is a component of the diagnosis and management of respiratory conditions in primary care and should ideally be performed via referral to a primary care network respiratory diagnostic service or community diagnostics centre (CDC) with expertise in the diagnosis of the most common respir
Primary care should seek to identify and provide proactive support to older people living with frailty.
Dr Fiona Mosgrove (GP with special interest in respiratory medicine) is joined by Professor Mona Bafadhel (Director for King's Centre for Lung Health and Chair of Respiratory Medicine at King's College) and Christine Mwasuku (Research Nurse and First Year PhD candidate funded by Asthma+LungUK) to
PCRS believe that it is the responsibility of every healthcare professional to treat tobacco dependency systematically and effectively. PCRS advocate that people wishing to quit using tobacco should be offered the most effective but also the least harmful methods first to support a quit attempt.
PCRS recognises a need for improvement in the timely diagnosis of people living with chronic breathlessness and generally welcomes the NHS England diagnostic pathway support tool. PCRS has some concerns that a diagnostic algorithm can communicate an oversimplification of diagnosis.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has for the first time approved the use of a dual (ICS/Formoterol) combination treatment to be used as a reliever therapy for people aged 12 and over with the therapy choice situated early in the asthma treatment pathway as an alterna