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Guidance Updates are short, interactive, educational modules introducing national guidance intended for viewing by healthcare professionals. Guidance Updates are written by a clinical expert and have a focus on implementing guidance in general practice and/or key points for those commissioning services.

CPD credits can be earned by viewing a Guidance Update, answering some questions, and downloading a certificate at the end of the module.

The development of these Guidance Updates has been sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and they may link to promotional content.

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NICE asthma quality standard

This Guidance Update will be of use to all primary healthcare professionals who see patients with asthma.

This Guidance Update has been supported by an educational grant from Chiesi Limited. Chiesi Limited had no input into the presentation and reviewed the slides for technical accuracy only.

Managing adult asthma in primary care—implementing the updated BTS/SIGN guideline

This Guidance Update module, which features case study examples, will outline the key updates from 2016 to the British Thoracic Society and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network British guideline on the management of asthma

The development of this Guidance Update module has been commissioned by Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited. Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited reviewed and approved the author brief, suggested the authors for the module, provided the authors’ honoraria, and reviewed the module to ensure factual accuracy and compliance with appropriate regulations. The Guidelines algorithm: Practical considerations when stepping up, stepping down, and changing treatments in asthma: focus on BTS/SIGN steps 3, 4, and 5 was developed by a multidisciplinary expert group: Chalmers J et al, and was commissioned by Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited.



Choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD
Development Group: Usmani, Capstick, Chowhan, & Scullion.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Usmani O et al with the support of a grant from Chiesi Ltd.

Management of asthma in adults over 65 years of age
Development group: Gruffydd-Jones, McArthur, Murphy, Russell & Wise.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Gruffydd-Jones K et al with the support of a grant from Teva UK Limited.

Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD
Development Group: Usmani, Capstick, Chowhan, & Scullion.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Usmani O et al with the support of a grant from Chiesi Ltd.

Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Tinnitus guidance for GPs
British Tinnitus Association

Chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence



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