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PCRS Webinar: Challenging the Perceptions of COPD

About This Webinar

This webinar is part of the PCRS Challenging perceptions of COPD campaign which seeks to change attitudes to COPD.

In this webinar, PCRS leads Carol Stonham, Darush Attar-Zadeh and Dr Steve Holmes will explore, through a series of case histories shared by members, how we can challenge the old negative perceptions of COPD and show how lives can be transformed with the right advice with:

- Reduced COPD symptoms
- Improved physical activity
- Improved emotional health
- Improved functional ability

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
A pharmacist based in the community and primary care; specialising in the field of treating tobacco dependency and AsthmaRightCare. Darush has presented at various national & international conferences (including the PCRS, IPCRG, ERS, Clinical Pharmacy Congress). Darush was part of the London Clinical Senate Helping Smokers Quit programme. In his role as respiratory lead pharmacist (Barnet CCG & RightBreathe), Darush managed to lead a medicines management service to winning the pharmacist award in respiratory services 2016. In 2019 Darush was awarded PCPA GP Pharmacist runner up, recognised for pharmacological/non-pharmacological interventions. He runs group sessions with patients and clinicians.

Darush enjoys running and raising money for respiratory & cardiac charities. One of his main missions is to reduce health inequalities caused by tobacco and spends a lot of his time teaching in deprived locations across the UK.
Webinar hosting presenter
Carol Stonham
Carol qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1986 in Bristol and has worked in Primary Care in Gloucestershire since 1990.
Following 26 years working as a Nurse Practitioner in General Practice, Carol now works at Gloucestershire CCG on the Respiratory Clinical Programme Group as Senior Nurse Practitioner (Respiratory) as well as running a locality based FeNO service. She also enjoys teaching and mentoring.
Carol is an active member of the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK. She is Chair of the PCRS Executive Committee. Carol is also the Primary Care nurse representative for the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme, UK Inhaler Group and UK Lung Cancer Coalition.
Carol has been awarded the Queen's Nurse title and in 2016 she was awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list for Services to Nursing and Healthcare.
Webinar hosting presenter
Dr Steve Holmes has worked as a GP for more than 30 years and works as a part-time partner in Shepton Mallet in Somerset. Dr Holmes is education lead for PCRS and is a previous chair. He has been on RCGP council for the last 10 years and has worked extensively with the British Thoracic Society, British Lung Foundation and RCGP with more than 200 publications to his name. Dr Holmes is passionate that evidence based, patient centred care will improve outcomes and the quality of life of our patients. Dr Holmes is married with two daughters.
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