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Banning smoking in public places has cut hospital admissions for childhood respiratory infections in England by 11 000 a year, new research has estimated.
Researchers from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands said that evidence has shown that smoke-free public environments will benefit children’s health but that the exact effect on respiratory tract infections is unclear.
The next Grand Round will be on 23rd January and will be a presentation on Respiratory Medicine given by Dr. M. Gautam. The lecture will commence at 1:00pm in the Education and Training Centre’s lecture theatre and is preceded by a buffet from 12:15pm in Seminar Room 4.
Action plan for respiratory disease treatment published | Department of Health.
A new action plan for treatment of respiratory problems is set out in guidance published today for the NHS.
Some 45 best practice actions are outlined for the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma. The two can be confused due to similar symptoms and understanding the similarities and differences will help doctors provide better treatment. A key part of the new strategy is reducing the variation in COPD diagnosis and care around the country. Extract from DH.gov