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Respiratory Disease

  • Respiratory Drugs and Devices

    A table showing newer and common inhaled therapy licensed for asthma or COPD. Some of our students have printed these out and laminated them for use in their consulting rooms.

  • Asthma UK

    Asthma UK is the charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the 5.2 million people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma.

  • British Lung Foundation

    We’re the only UK charity looking after the nation’s lungs. With your support, we’ll make sure that one day everyone breathes clean air with healthy lungs.

  • British Thoracic Society

    The official body of respiratory specialists, including medical practitioners, nurses and scientists. Publications and events are listed on the site.

  • Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)

    GOLD works with health care professionals and public health officials around the world to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease. Through the development of evidence-based strategy documents for COPD management and events such as the annual celebration of World COPD Day, GOLD is working to improve the lives of people with COPD in every corner of the globe.

  • Primary Care Respiratory Society

    The Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS) exists to support respiratory care practitioners in a primary or community care setting. The PCRS is a multidisciplinary UK-wide professional society, focused on developing a holistic, high value patient centred and integrated approach to caring for people with respiratory conditions. The Society brings together professionals from across boundaries, offering them a welcoming, supportive and non-hierarchical community. Tutors from the Primary Care Training Centre are active members.

  • Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists

    The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) was established in 1997 as a nursing forum to champion the specialty respiratory nursing community, promote excellence in practice, and influence respiratory health policy. ARNS also works to influence the direction of respiratory nursing care.

  • Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology (ARTP)

    ARTP have represented the standards and quality of lung function measurement in the UK for over 40 years. We have produced guidelines, handbooks, position statements, statements and a whole raft of training opportunities for all staff measuring lung function.

  • BTS/SIGN British Guideline on the Management of Asthma (2019)

    National asthma guideline from the British Thoracic Scociety.

  • NICE Asthma Guidelines (2020)

    Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management.

  • The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) 2019

    GINA was launched in 1993 in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA, and the World Health Organization.

  • NICE COPD Guidelines (2019)

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s: diagnosis and management NICE guideline

  • RightBreathe

    RightBreathe is a web-based resource which provides detailed information on all UK-licensed inhaler products. It is designed to support joint decision-making about product choice and to facilitate appropriate prescribing. RightBreathe was created by NHS pharmacists and doctors for NHS patients. It is now funded and maintained by the NHS London Procurement Partnership with the oversight of a multi-professional steering board. There is also an app to download from the App Store and Google Play.

  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

    COSHH Essentials sets out basic advice on what to do to control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. It takes the form of straightforward advice in ‘factsheets’ called ‘control guidance sheets’. There are two types of sheets, industry-specific ‘direct advice sheets’ and ‘generic control guidance sheets’.