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Respiratory Care Resource Centre

Respiratory Care Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Respiratory Care Resource Centre provides you with the latest developments in respiratory care to help you identify, diagnose and treat long-term conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and COPD.

Around 5.4 million people in the UK are currently receiving treatment for asthma, making it a key part of the primary care nurse’s work. The current emphasis on the prevention and treatment of long-term conditions provides nurses with an opportunity to drive forward public health promotion and educate patients about living with respiratory conditions.

Carol Stonham is the expert blogger for the Nursing in Practice respiratory resource centre. She is a senior nurse practitioner working at Minchinhampton Surgery in Stroud,&... more

Latest respiratory care news

14.02.17: New NICE asthma guidelines have been called ‘short-term’ and ‘cost-driven’ in the consultation on the changes.
28.12.16: GPs should offer a course of leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRA) instead of a combination inhaler when stepping up asthma control, recommends NICE in draft guidance.
20.12.16: A “controversial” NHS health check programme has prevented thousands of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths in its first five years, a new study has revealed.
24.06.16: Leaders in lung health have called for more investment in specialist lung teams operating across the NHS to reduce pressure on hospitals in winter
23.06.16: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued a new quality standard to reduce child hospital admissions for bronchiolitis

Latest respiratory care clinical articles

Monday 20 February 2017
Working collaboratively with other local teams ensures joined-up care for patients with long-term conditions.
Thursday 23 June 2016
Asthma is the most common long-term condition in the UK, affecting up to 5.4 million people
Thursday 23 June 2016
Pharmacy and supermarket shelves are stacked with hay fever remedies from early spring through high summer, so most people will recognise the term
Wednesday 30 March 2016
Rapid urbanisation means that we are now exposed to a diverse variety of unhealthy concentrations of particles and noxious gases that are continuously released into the atmosphere
Wednesday 10 February 2016
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is very common and is part of a spectrum of lung diseases. The main cause of COPD is smokin
NICE: Food allergy

The quality standard QS118 Food allergy covers the diagnosis, assessment and management of food allergy in children, young people and adults. You can still access the entire booklet in wonderful e-book form.
Click here to access the Food allergy e-book


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Friday 26 November 2010
Around 900,000 people have been diagnosed with COPD, but it is estimated that the true number living with the condition could be as high as 3.7 million. This Nursing in Practice survey looked at your experience of managing and treating patients suffering from COPD
Thursday 1 April 2010
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) places a huge burden on the NHS, with increasing numbers of people in the UK suffering from the condition. As a result, the Department of Health will be publishing a National Strategy for COPD in 2010 with the aim of improving diagnosis, management and treatment

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