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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GPs should limit use of antibiotics for COPD, says draft NICE guidance

How GPs can help improve guidance on treating breathlessness

Flu levels remain high across UK, as Scotland sees fresh spike in cases

GPs remain under pressure as flu rates begin to fall

Asthma

Workforce crisis leaves GPs struggling to maintain asthma care, warns RCGP

Workforce crisis leaves GPs struggling to maintain asthma care, warns RCGP

A severe shortage of GPs and rising patient demand is making it 'increasingly difficult'...

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

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

The controversial GP at Hand service has left some GPs fearing for the future of...

How GPs can help to tackle antibiotic resistance

How GPs can help to tackle antibiotic resistance

Recent research has shown that children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed...

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

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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