RCGP Curriculum - 15.8 Respiratory Problems

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 15.8, Respiratory Problems, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

Respiratory problems are the most common reason for general practice consultation and emergency medical admission to hospital.

Most respiratory illness can be managed in primary care. Asthma accounts for 2-3 per cent of general practice consultations, with 85 per cent of asthma patients managed exclusively in primary care.

Serious causes of respiratory disease kill one in four people in the UK, and account for more deaths than coronary artery disease or non-respiratory cancer.

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths in men and women. It requires continuity of care and coordination with other healthcare providers.

Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.

In this section you will find articles on:

Symptoms

Asthma

COPD

Lung cancer

Respiratory infections

Other conditions

Investigations

Treatment

Emergency care

Prevention

Other related articles

 

Symptoms

Breathlessness
Chest pain
Cough
Haemoptysis
Sputum production
Wheeze

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Asthma

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COPD

COPD

Lung cancer

Lung cancer

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Respiratory infections

Pneumonia

Peritonsillar abscess

Sore throats and colds

Tonsillitis

Tuberculosis

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Other conditions

Aspiration of a foreign body

Bronchiolitis

Bronchitis

Chronic interstitial lung diseases

Chronic cough

Cystic fibrosis

Epiglottitis

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Laryngitis

Pneumothorax

Pulmonary embolus

Tracheitis

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Investigations

Treatment

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Emergency care

Prevention

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Other related articles

These curriculum resources are regularly updated with relevant articles from our range of healthcare publications. All articles are reviewed by GP advisers. We have set the standard lifetime of an article at two years and will aim to renew all articles within that timeframe. However, some older articles will remain in the listing if our reviewers believe there to be no significant changes to the topic covered.

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