Respiratory Health 2021
Pharmacies hold the key to supporting people with lung disease
If we really want to reduce the strain on the NHS, community pharmacies need to be better utilised for people with lung conditions in the pandemic and beyond. More than 1.6 million people visit a community pharmacy each day, providing a huge opportunity to pick up on warning signs for lung disease, support people living … Continued
Respiratory Health 2020 Q4
Do no harm – safer and better treatment options for severe asthma
Four in five people in England who might have severe asthma1 are not being referred to specialists for the treatments that could transform – and even save – their life.  Research by Asthma UK shows that 200,000 people have severe asthma2, a type of asthma that does not respond to conventional inhaled steroid treatments People … Continued
Respiratory Health 2020 Q4
Adapting to delivering respiratory care during a pandemic
Since the start of the pandemic the NHS has had to adapt at lightning speed, this has meant fast innovation in the way we deliver care to replace face to face consultations. Before COVID-19 there was a steady increase in the use of virtual and telephone consultations in healthcare. This has rapidly evolved further since … Continued