The SIGN/BTS asthma guideline was recently updated. This update will have an impact on how many healthcare professionals practise across the UK. We were fortunate to have the two co-chairs on the podcast to talk us through the key updates in the guideline and some of the messages that they feel important to communicate with pharmacists.
The national guidance on asthma management produced in partnership by the British Thoracic Society (BTS) and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) has been updated.
The RCGP has responded to findings published in the BMJ linking ‘back to school asthma’ with an increase in health service appointmen
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Join MORPh Training on the 7th February 2019 in Cardiff for their Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care Study Day. This event is prioritised for Primary Care Pharmacists. If you are a member of another profession, please contact us before registering. This is a free all-day training event for Primary Care […]
IN life it’s always good to have a plan. Asthma is no different. The good thing about asthma is that if managed correctly, symptoms can often be completely reversed. Unfortunately, if not managed well, symptoms can deteriorate quickly leading to hospital admissions or worse. Self-care is key to managing a chronic disease like asthma. Coaching people […]
WELL the simple answer is that preventer inhalers should be the mainstay of treatment, and relievers should only be used if the patient is suffering symptoms. At the moment, this simple point is the basic principle health professionals use to treat many patients with asthma. The evidence based guidelines support this principle: inhaled steroids […]
I THOUGHT the best day to publish this blog was a Sunday…the day after the night before! Asthma is basically an allergic reaction, the effects of which are felt predominantly in the lungs. The outcome of suffering this reaction is one or more of the classic symptoms of asthma e.g. cough, wheeze or breathlessness. […]
NOT every environment lends itself well to managing patients with long-term conditions. The work I have done in the past year with asthmatic patients has shown me that there is perhaps a need for community pharmacist independent prescribers to be supported to enable them to care for these people. My model of care is […]