20 results found for: COPD

Cardiovascular risk rises with COPD treatments

A large increase in CVD incidence takes place within 30 days of starting certain COPD therapies, research finds

Winter ailments: Help cut the queues

Winter provides the perfect opportunity for pharmacy to ease the pressure on GP surgeries and A&E departments

What’s new in COPD & asthma care (part 2)

Here we consider the role community pharmacy teams can play in the therapeutic management of COPD

What’s new in COPD & asthma care (part 1)

What symptoms should pharmacists look for with COPD and when should suspected cases be referred to a GP?

Inhaled steroids in COPD increase oral thrush risk

Inhaled corticosteroids for COPD appear to double the risk of developing oral thrush compared to long-acting bronchodilators

NHS invests in apps to manage chronic conditions

Investment is being channelled into the technological advancement of the NHS and, in particular, apps for the management of chronic conditions

Supporting World COPD Day

Pharmacy teams are being encouraged to support World COPD Day 2016 on Wednesday 16 November

Supporting patients with COPD

This CPD module looks at how community pharmacists can support patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Update: COPD treatment adherence falls “precipitously” early on

Adherence to maintenance treatments for COPD falls sharply in the first six months of treatment, researchers find

Update: COPD exacerbations speed lung function loss

Even mild COPD exacerbations accelerate loss of lung function, researchers find

COPD link to anxiety highlighted

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can experience generalised anxiety disorder

UKCPA viewpoint: Using generic inhalers

We consider the role of generic inhalers in asthma and COPD.

New COPD inhalers

Two new inhaler devices have been launched for the treatment of COPD

COPD increases sudden cardiac death risk

COPD is associated with a 30 per cent increased risk of sudden cardiac death

'Significant improvements' in COPD

Community pharmacies can make significant improvements to the lives of COPD patients, a recent study shows.

COPD increases risk of Parkinsons

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) seems to increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease  

COPD patient's greater heart failure risk

Patients with COPD are at increased risk of heart failure

COPD linked to mild cognitive impairment

COPD increases the risk of non-amnesic mild cognitive impairment

Pharmacy services could save NHS £470m

Commissioning pharmacy services could save the NHS over £470m a year.

NHS misses opportunities to diagnose COPD

Healthcare professionals are missing opportunities to diagnose earlier almost nine out of 10 cases of COPD


Brexit negotiators urged to prioritise patient safety

The HDA joined the House of Commons’ Health and Social Care Committee in urging Brexit negotiators to prioritise p...

Don’t forget March 31 deadline for clinical governance

The deadline for four clinical governance aspects of terms of service for contactors in England is fast approaching


Community pharmacy: hung out to dry

By secretary of North East London LPC, Hemant Patel. Look how much money is being thrown at GPs while pharmacy funding i...


Recognition of Excellence Awards 2018 now open!

Our sister title Training Matters is launching its annual hunt for exceptional pharmacy support staff

HLPs: Taking the next steps

Community pharmacies must build on their HLP accreditation and not just see it as an end in itself

Tremfya launched for psoriasis

Janssen has launched guselkumab (Tremfya) for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis