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Updated BTS/SIGN asthma guideline launched

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

An important update to national guidance on the management of asthma is launched today (Wednesday 21 September 2016) with a major focus on supporting health professionals to make accurate diagnoses and provide effective treatments to control asthma and prevent life-threatening asthma attacks.

The guideline, produced jointly by the British Thoracic Society (BTS) and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) emphasises that there is still no single test that can definitively diagnose asthma and an individual’s asthma status can change over time.

Read the BTS press release here.