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CPD Modules

Earn CPD points with a range of interactive, case-based modules.

Our modules provide you with a firm grounding in the principles of best-practice respiratory care.

Choose from a diverse range of subjects including smoking cessation, diagnosing childhood wheeze and interpreting spirometry results.


The modules use a mix of dynamic case studies and thought-provoking key questions to help you assess your knowledge and confidence as you strive to provide the best care for your patients.

You can access the modules below, without registering. However, if you do register for a free account you’ll be able to:

  • Complete the modules and access your certificate
  • Save your progress in a module and come back later, if you don’t want to complete it in one sitting
  • Revisit your completed modules anytime to refresh your memory and reflect on what you have learned

Multimorbidity in respiratory patients

This module describes the extent to which patients with respiratory problems are affected by other chronic health problems and how we should take account of this in organising and providing care.

Author: Duncan Keeley

1 point

~1 hour

Smoking Cessation

This key questions module will examine the current approaches to smoking cessation.

Author: Darush Attar-Zadeh

1.5 CPD points

~50 mins

Saying no to antibiotics

Dr Martin Duerden offers his advice on saying ‘no’ to an antibiotics request and covers key concepts on reducing antibiotic prescriptions.

Author: Cogora

1 CPD point

~1 hour

Update: Management of co-morbidities in COPD

This case-based module will guide you through the latest evidence in managing comorbidities in COPD.

Author: Helen Ward

2 CPD points

~1 hour

Key questions on asthma

Respiratory GPSI Dr Mark Levy advises on the 2017 NICE guidance, FeNO testing and managing asthma in pregnancy.

Author: Dr Mark Levy

1.5 CPD points

~1 hour : 30 mins

Update: Management of co-morbidities in asthma

This module will highlight the importance of the early recognition of comorbidities in patients with asthma.

Author: Cogora

1.5 CPD points

~45 mins

Key Questions on COPD

Dr Jay Suntharalingam, consultant respiratory physician, addresses some key questions on diagnosing and managing COPD.

Author: Dr Jay Suntharalingam

1.5 CPD points

~1 hour : 30 mins

Key questions on obstructive sleep apnoea

Dr Himender Makker, and Dr Rory McDermott on hypopnoea, the usefulness of the Epworth sleepiness scale and intraoral devices.

Author: Dr Rory McDermott

1.5 CPD points

~1 hour : 30 mins

Pulmonary rehabilitation

Who benefits from referral to pulmonary rehabilitation, and how should it be delivered? This module considers the answers to these questions.

Author: Cogora

1.5 CPD points

~50 mins

Childhood wheeze

This module presents cases and questions relating to wheezing illness in childhood.

Author: Duncan Keeley

1.5 CPD points

~50 mins

Symptom management

Explore tactics for assessing and addressing a patient’s symptoms, from childhood to end-of-life care.

Author: Cogora

1.5 CPD points

~50 mins

Inhaler devices

This key questions module will review the role of inhaler devices in the treatment of respiratory diseases.

Author: Linda Pearce

1.5 CPD points

~40 mins


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To access these modules, you will need to register for a free account. After registering, you'll be able to:

  • Complete the module and access your certificate
  • Save your progress in a module and come back later, if you don't want to complete it in one sitting
  • Revisit your completed modules anytime to refresh your memory and reflect on what you have learned



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The Primary Care Respiratory Academy has been developed and is produced by Cogora, the publisher of Pulse, Nursing in Practice, Healthcare Leader, Management in Practice and The Pharmacist working in partnership with PCRS. All educational content for the website and roadshows has been initiated and produced by PCRS/Cogora.