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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

05.05.17: Social smokers are in the same danger as current smokers for cardiovascular problems, a new study has revealed.
05.04.17: Elliott Hall Medical Centre in Middlesex is the first practice in London to be awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
30.03.17: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is recognised as one of the most common respiratory diseases in the UK, with over 5 million people diagnosed.
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receptor antagonists (LTRA) instead of a combination inhaler when stepping up asthma control, recommends NICE in draft guidance.

Latest respiratory care clinical articles

Thursday 20 April 2017
Everything nurses should know about managing asthma during pregnancy
Thursday 20 April 2017
What should nurses know about treating this common condition in children?
Thursday 30 March 2017
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is recognised as one of the most common respiratory diseases in the UK, with over 5 million people diagnosed.
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
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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