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PCRS welcomes the opportunity that digital respiratory healthcare and the collection and analysis of respiratory data could bring.

In this episode we hear from Rachel Daly, Lead Nurse - Airways, Manchester Airways Service who discuss will the topic of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis with PCRS Executive Chair, Katherine Hickman. 

Exacerbations, or 'flare-ups', can be common occurrences for some individuals with COPD. These are periods when breathing can be difficult, physical activity is harder and inhalers need to be taken more frequently. They may also require admission to hospital.

Keeping physically active is hugely important for anyone, but particularly for individuals with respiratory conditions. Keeping active and healthy reduces strain on the lungs, maintains muscle strength and enhances symptom management over time.

Smoking is the primary cause of COPD and, according to NHS figures, is thought to be responsible for 9 in every 10 cases of the condition.

Ensuring patients follow the correct asthma treatment pathway is vital. People with asthma should have enough knowledge of their asthma to adjust their treatment based on symptoms.

Patients with asthma must received the most suitable treatment for them. This not only promotes better asthma control but also enhances quality of life.

Join Ren Lawlor (Independent Nurse Consultant and Vice-Chair of PCRS) and Steve Holmes (GP and PCRS Committee Member) as they discuss vaping and e-cigarettes.

In this article, the authors review evidence, guidance and current practice to provide a consensus approach to calculating and interpreting peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) variability and reversibility from peak flow diary recordings for asthma diagnosis.

Join Steve Holmes (GP and PCRS Committee Member) and Ren Lawlor (Independent Nurse Consultant and Vice-Chair of PCRS) who give their top tips for smoking cessation. They share their experience of supporting patients with advanced COPD and lung cancer to stop smoking.

In this new series, for both existing and non-members of PCRS, we will be briefly discussing some pertinent respiratory topics

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.