Dr Steve Holmes MMedSci,MBChB,FRCGP
GP, The Park Medical Practice, Shepton Mallet
Clinical Respiratory Lead (Somerset and NHS England South West)
Primary Care Respiratory Society (Executive and Education Committee)
GP Appraiser / Educational Supervisor

Session 1

  • Using FENO and Spirometry investigations to diagnose Asthma and COPD – adapting for the future
  • What is new in Bronchiectasis- diagnosis and outline of treatments
  • Update on Interstitial Lung Diseases and its management
  • Symptomatic management of breathlessness (pharmacological and non-pharmacological areas to improve symptoms)

Session 2

  • Use of CT Scanning (New update form Taskforce for Lung Health)
  • Update on early diagnosis of Lung Cancer and treatment
  • Update on Pulmonary Embolus
  • Respiratory disease and fitness to fly (new BTS guidelines)
  • Respiratory disease in athletic individuals update (new BTS guidelines)