About the Partner

npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine is part of the Nature Partner Journals series and is published by Springer Nature in partnership with Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK). It is the official journal of Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK) and the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG).

Primary Care Respiratory Society UK

PCRS-UK is the UK-wide professional society dedicated to meeting the vision of “optimal respiratory health for all”. Their mission is to give every member of the primary care team the confidence to deliver high value patient centred respiratory care, improve the quality of life for patients with respiratory disease, and help ensure practices hit their QoF and PMS contract targets.

Through its membership scheme, PCRS-UK offers a wealth of practical resources for primary care health professionals - whether they are relatively new to respiratory medicine or a respiratory expert: 

  • Extensive COPD and asthma resources
  • Concise, easy-to-follow summary publications 
  • Tools and resources designed specifically for practice nurses 
  • Help with professional development 

Visit www.pcrs-uk.org for more information.

International Primary Care Respiratory Group

The IPCRG provides a forum for its constituent national groups and global community of interest so that it may represent international primary care perspectives in respiratory medicine (including tobacco dependence, asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and respiratory infection) and raise standards of care in individual countries and globally, through collaborative research, innovation and dissemination of best practice and education.

Visit http://www.theipcrg.org for more information.

The meeting abstracts from both the PCRS-UK and IPCRG conferences are available here.