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The British Thoracic Society/Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (BTS/SIGN) published the latest version of their guideline on the management of asthma in November 2016.1 In this short video, Professor Hilary Pinnock (GP and member of the BTS/SIGN guideline executive group) answers the following questions:
- Why was the recent 2016 update to the BTS/SIGN guideline necessary?
- What are the key changes to recommendations made on the diagnosis of asthma in primary care?
- What are the recommendations on initiation of treatment for a patient who is deemed to have a high probability of asthma?
- What are the key changes to recommendations made on the pharmacological management of asthma?
- What are the key changes to recommendations on assessing adherence to treatment?
- Where can you find out more about the BTS/SIGN guideline on the management of asthma?
Additional resources are available at: www.pcrs-uk.org
- British Thoracic Society, Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. British guideline on the management of asthma. BTS/SIGN, 2016. www.sign.ac.uk/guidelines/fulltext/153/index.html
The development of this Guidelines video has been supported by an educational grant from Chiesi Ltd.