Respiratory system

Browse respiratory system news, education and analysis by respiratory system subsections - asthma; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs); Lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI)/pneumonia and influenza.

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GP at Hand could open door to technology that will benefit all NHS patients

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Red flag symptoms: Respiratory tract infections

How GPs can help to tackle antibiotic resistance

NICE asthma guidance 2017: The key points for GPs

Asthma

Clash between respected asthma guidelines risks confusion for GPs
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Clash between respected asthma guidelines risks confusion for GPs

Significant differences between NICE's new asthma guidance and established 'gold...

NICE asthma guidance sets out plan to overhaul treatment and diagnosis

NICE asthma guidance sets out plan to overhaul treatment and diagnosis

Long-awaited NICE guidance on asthma has set out plans for a significant overhaul...

Delayed NICE guidance on asthma diagnosis may cause problems for GPs

Delayed NICE guidance on asthma diagnosis may cause problems for GPs

NICE guidance on diagnosing asthma could be published this week after nearly five...

COPD

How GPs can identify COPD earlier and help patients adapt

How GPs can identify COPD earlier and help patients adapt

Many patients with COPD are diagnosed late but GPs can do more to pick up cases quickly...

GPs should consider withdrawing inhaled steroids for some COPD patients
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GPs should consider withdrawing inhaled steroids for some COPD patients

Scores of COPD patients at every GP practice in the UK could be taking inhaled steroids...

QOF results are misrepresenting COPD care in primary care, report warns

QOF results are misrepresenting COPD care in primary care, report warns

High QOF scores have provided 'false assurance' on the quality of COPD services in...

Lower respiratory tract infection and pneumonia

Pneumonia diagnosis and management

Pneumonia diagnosis and management

The key stages in diagnosing and managing pneumonia

Lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Dr Clive Kelly discusses the common forms of lung disease found in rheumatoid arthritis.

GPs urged to refer high-risk pneumonia cases

GPs urged to refer high-risk pneumonia cases

GPs are being urged to assess and refer patients with high-risk pneumonia to hospital...

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