Stay connected!

Hopefully, you saw the last blog from Julia Cook about her experience of working during the pandemic. Julia is back with some more reflections, and again is focusing on the positive changes in primary care.  It …

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CPD online courses available to start

We’ve had a number of emails from students who are keen to get started on their courses as soon as possible. In response to this, we have decided to make our online courses available again with …

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Diagnosing respiratory symptoms over the phone

We have another excellent blog from one of our tutors Andrew Booth, a Respiratory Nurse Specialist working in a GP practice. Andrew discusses the difficulty of knowing what to do when a patient reports respiratory symptoms …

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Supply of Inhalers

Yesterday we introduced you to Andrew Booth, an experienced Respiratory Nurse Specialist working in a GP practice. In part 1 of his blog he shared his ‘RESPIRATORY SUPER-USEFUL LINKS’. Today’s post is about the supply of …

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Me Too!

The long term management of COPD has been affected by the latest “me-too” drug to be announced.  Until now the only long-acting anti-muscarinic drug available was tioptropium. Until now, Boehringer-Ingelheim have had this important field to …

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It’s a Breezhaler!

Generally speaking, it is always preferable to opt for the fewest possible doses of a long-term medication a day.  Adherence is improved. So the introduction by Novartis of a new once a day long-acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist …

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