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Welcome to the Primary Care Respiratory Academy

Launched in 2016, The Primary Care Respiratory Academy is an educational initiative that aims to improve respiratory care through learning and sharing of best practice.

Our live clinician roadshow series has been a success for two years running, and we look forward to launching a fresh meeting series in 2018. 2017 also saw the launch of the Respiratory Commissioning Platform, focusing on the needs of the commissioning community.

In addition to live events, we have crafted a series of online educational resources and tools to aid your clinical practice.

The Primary Care Respiratory Academy has been developed and is produced by Cogora, the publisher of Nursing in Practice, Pulse and Healthcare Leader working in partnership with the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK)  with endorsement from the British Lung Foundation. The initiative is supported by funding from Pfizer, on behalf of the Novartis-Pfizer Alliance, and from Napp Pharmaceuticals.

Respiratory news

Vitamin D supplementation reduces risk of asthma exacerbations

Patients with asthma who supplement with vitamin D are less likely to have an exacerbation requiring treatment with corticosteroids than those who do not take vitamin D.

COPD diagnosis and management chart

A chart for diagnosing and managing the breathless patient by Dr Noel Baxter.

Social smokers at same cardiovascular risk as regular smokers

Social smokers are in the same danger as current smokers for cardiovascular problems, a new study has revealed.