It is not a tick box template – all consultations with patients should be approached holistically and tailored specifically to the patient’s needs, requirements and other co-morbidities and situations.
We have issued pragmatic guidance for the routine and crisis management of patients with asthma and COPD during the UK Covid-19 epidemic.
Can Only Plan Daily - COPD is a serious disease needing the right diagnosis and treatment with the person’s need sitting front and centre.
Tobacco dependency is a long-term relapsing condition that usually starts in childhood This tobacco dependency pragmatic guide is a practical, immediately implementable, evidence-based framework to enable healthcare professionals to routinely identify smokers, encourage a quit attempt a
Asthma Guidelines in Practice – A PCRS Consensus is a practical and pragmatic guide for healthcare professionals working in primary and intermediate care. This guide was commissioned to provide clarity on aspects of diagnosis, management and monitoring of asthma that are uncertain
People living with respiratory disease require a significant amount of support, guidance and intervention to manage their condition effectively. These interventions should be delivered by clinicians with an appropriate level of expertise in this field.
To mark World COPD Day we have recorded a special podcast exploring the topic of Exacerbations in COPD. Featuring Dr.
Historically, clinical decision rules have been used to guide antibiotic prescribing for patients presenting with signs and symptoms that indicate possible RTIs or infectious exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (IE-COPD).
Our intention is for the upper airways to be considered in tandem with the lower airways to avoid misdiagnosis and undermanagement. Implications for diagnosis and treatment are discussed and an algorithm offered.
This is the first time Darush has met Nicky to undertake an annual review during which he identifies that Nicky's asthma has deteriorated in recent weeks. Using some of the PCRS Asthma Right Care resources he explores her symptoms and possible over-reliance on SABA.
Professor James Chalmers (British Lung Foundation Chair of Respiratory Research, University of Dundee) joins Dr Fiona Mosgrove (GP and Senior Clinical Lecturer with the General Practice team at the University of Aberdeen) for this latest PCRS podcast to discuss the diagnosis and management of bro
In this episode specialist respiratory nurses Viv Marsh (Paediatric Asthma Nurse Specialist, Dudley, West Midlands), Rebecca Bryson (Children's Respiratory Nurse specialising in Asthma and Allergy, Arrowe Park Teaching Hospital, The Wirral) and Lesley Kennedy (Asthma and Allergy Nurse Specia
Jane Scullion (Respiratory Nurse Consultant, University Hospitals of Leicester) joins Dr Steve Holmes (General Practitioner, Somerset) to discuss Post COVID Syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis and management in this latest episode of the PCRS podcast.
Dr Steve Holmes and Jane Scullion discuss the challenges of diagnosing COPD in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic. How can we best pick up those patients who have developed COPD, should we be using spirometry? Grab a coffee, put your feet up and listen in.
In this short podcast Steve Holmes and Jane Scullion discuss the diagnosis of asthma, it's challenges and issues and explore the best practice clinical assessment and objective testing required to make a diagnosis in the different patient groups