ABPA guidelines update 2024

Authoritative health-based organisations throughout the world occasionally release guidelines for doctors on specific health problems. This helps everyone give patients a consistent level of the right care, diagnosis and treatment and is particularly useful when the...

Salbutamol nebuliser solution shortage

We have been informed that there is an ongoing shortage of salbutamol solutions for nebulisers that is likely to last until summer 2024. If you live in Greater Manchester and you have COPD or asthma your GP has been provided with guidelines to ensure that any impact...

Unvalidated Laboratory Testing

Commercial laboratories can sell their diagnostic tests directly to the public, or they can be ordered by non-NHS providers of healthcare. The reasons given can sound very persuasive about how useful those test results can be – for example, testing for organic...