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Informative blog about respiratory conditions for primary care healthcare professionals

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Asthma
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Managing Asthma Beyond Pharmaceuticals

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15/09/2020
Professor of Health Psychology, Plymouth Marjon University
COPD
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Why use LAMA/LABAs as initial maintenance therapy in specific COPD patients without asthmatic features?

Part 2 (of 3) of the 'LAMA/LABA as initial maintenance therapy' series

Respiratory
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Frontline experience managing Respiratory complications of COVID-19

Read about the experience of a secondary care respiratory specialist in dealing with respiratory complications during COVID-19.

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13/08/2020
Respiratory Consultant
COPD
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Have you done enough to implement guidelines?

Part 1 (of 3) of the 'LAMA/LABA as initial maintenance therapy' series

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Advance Care Planning in the age of COVID

An Advance Care Plan is the vehicle for a conversation about personal wishes, realistic choices, and feasible interventions - before the intense pressure of a medical emergency makes decision-making difficult. There has never been a time when this is so needful.

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10/06/2020
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Asthma
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“My chest is anxious!” – Assessment and intervention for the anxious asthmatic

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01/06/2020
Medical Scientific Liaison, GSK. Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapist, NHS
Asthma
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Asthma and Pregnancy 

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13/03/2020
Consultant in Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory
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Air pollution, lung health and what you can do to help

What's the impact of air pollution on respiratory health and what can you do to help patients?

COPD
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Expecto Sputonum! The “Magic”  of Airway Clearance Techniques

Discover how Airway Clearance Techniques (ACTs) may help your patients and what improvements to expect.

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31/01/2020
Medical Scientific Liaison, GSK. Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapist, NHS
Respiratory
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Inhaler Carbon Footprint

Climate change and the environment are increasingly hot topics, the impact of the healthcare system should not be overlooked.

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17/01/2020
Director External Relations UK, GSK
Respiratory
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The Problem of Adherence

Why do patients avoid asthma medications? Discover treatment approaches aimed at improving and maintaining adherence.

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16/12/2019
Professor of Health Psychology, Plymouth Marjon University
COPD
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More Steroids Please

COPD and exacerbations. What do the guidelines say?

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29/11/2019
General Practitioner in Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Asthma
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Asthma Guidelines in Adults

Guidelines for the diagnosis, management and monitoring of asthma: a look at the key differences (and similarities) between NICE, BTS/SIGN and GINA.

Respiratory
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Optimising inhaler technique, why it matters

How to choose the right device for your patient? Technique, adherence and more to consider.

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31/10/2019
Respiratory Specialist Practice Nurse
Respiratory
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Asthma and COPD Overlap

What's the definition of asthma and COPD overlap? Diagnosis, Treatment and more.

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11/10/2019
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Respiratory
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What's the fuss about ‘Treatable Traits’?

Many of you may have come across the term 'treatable traits', but what does it actually mean? It’s an exciting time to be involved in airways disease as we look to new ways of delivering precision medicine.

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20/09/2019
Consultant & Honarary Senior Lecturer Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory
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Addressing anxiety & depression in respiratory care. Are we missing a trick?

Shedding light on the importance of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in respiratory care

COPD
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Video - Answers from a Respiratory Consultant

Video interview of Jenny Quint, Consultant Respiratory Physician, about some key COPD topics - From diagnosis to inhaler choice

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26/06/2019
Consultant Respiratory Physician
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COPD
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Vaccines and COPD: The Facts 

Data, guidelines and key messages about vaccination for patients with COPD

COPD
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It's cat and mouse but we're chasing patient feedback

Capturing COPD patient feedback on both their experience of care and outcomes on their COPD inhalers.

COPD
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Quick tips to help your patient quit smoking

Discover some data, guidelines and tips to support you in helping your patients quit smoking