In a Cochrane review of 11 studies, which included 9839 participants with stable chronic COPD, LAMA+LABA treatment had fewer exacerbations, a larger improvement of FEV1, a lower risk of pneumonia, and more frequent improvement in quality of life as measured by an increase over 4 units or more of the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) compared with LABA+ICS Continue Reading »
The inhaler technique videos below have been jointly produced by PrescQIPP and Health and Care Videos to help patients, carers and others master any one of 17 different inhalers. A range of patient information leaflet templates to support the videos will be available soon. Click here to go to the videos.
Many people can get more out of their inhalers by using them slightly differently. Small differences in the way inhalers are used can have quite a big effect on how well they work. Small changes can increase the amount of medicine that gets into the deeper parts of the lungs. The more medicine that gets into the small Continue Reading »
NECS summary of recommendations from NRAD report for GP practices and community pharmacies The NRAD report calls for an end to the complacency around asthma care, in order to save lives. Deficiencies were found in routine asthma care and the report outlines recommendations to be taken forward by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, NHS service managers, policy makers, commissioner, patient Continue Reading »
The inhaler technique for health professionals; getting it right has been commissioned by NECS MO with sponsorship funding received from Alimirall, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim and Napp to improve how we can help patients with their inhaler devices. The programme will look in detail at: The different types of inhaler device and how the aerosol is made in each Continue Reading »