Respiratory system

Education for GPs on respiratory conditions, including relevant red flag symptoms and guidance on asthma chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); respiratory tract infections (RTIs), pneumonia and influenza.

COPD

Five tips for supporting patients with COPD

Air pollution

5 ways GPs can help patients affected by air pollution

Safe disposal of asthma inhalers

How general practice can support safe asthma inhaler disposal

Haemoptysis - red flag symptoms

Respiratory tract infections - red flag symptoms

Dr Pipin Singh provides an overview of red flag symptoms associated with respiratory...

How GPs can help patients with asthma to use inhalers correctly

Correct inhaler technique is vital for people with asthma. Asthma UK clinical lead...

Minimising risk when running vaccination campaigns

With practices' flu vaccination campaigns about to get underway, MDDUS medical adviser...

NICE asthma guidance 2017: The key points for GPs

NICE has published a new guideline on the diagnosis, monitoring and management of...

Asthma in children

Respiratory nurse Jane Scullion and GP Dr Steve Holmes outline common symptoms of...

Case study: Asthma exacerbation with heroin use

The case of an asthma death associated with heroin use.

Breathlessness - red flag symptoms

Red flags to be aware of in patients presenting with breathlessness, possible causes...

Influenza: clinical review

The clinical features of influenza, the risk groups for serious illness, plus advice...

Clinical review: Paediatric pertussis

The management of pertussis (whooping cough) including making the diagnosis, suitable...

Bronchiectasis: clinical review

The causes of bronchiectasis, investigations to conduct, managing exacerbations and...

Management of chronic cough in children

Advice on managing chronic cough in children, understanding symptoms, possible causes...

Pulse oximetry in primary care

The use of pulse oximetry in general practice and interpretation of results.

Choking in adults and children

A guide to recognising and managing of choking in adults and children, including...

Management of acute cough in children

A practical guide to the common causes of childhood cough and management of symptoms,...

Fracture risk, BP monitoring and screening for COPD: journals update May 2016

Recent research of interest to GPs, including fracture risk among Asian women taking...

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