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Study: Asthma deaths linked to national financial inequality, not overall wealth

'No evidence’ for increasing inhaled steroid doses in children with asthma, says NICE

There is no evidence for increasing inhaled corticosteroid doses in children experiencing asthma exacerbations, NICE has said in a draft update of its asthma guidance.

‘Harmful’ prescription charges putting people with asthma at risk, nurses warn

Hundreds of nurses are calling for the end of ‘harmful’ prescription charges they say put people at risk of a life-threatening asthma attack.

CPD module: Cough in adults

This case-based module from Nursing in Practice Learning will discuss the varying presentations of a cough in adults, and guide you through diagnosis and management.

Asthma deaths highest in a decade

New asthma QOF indicators published by NICE to improve misdiagnosis and overtreatment

NICE has published new indicators to improve diagnosis and care for patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure, all of which could be adopted into next year’s QOF framework.