Stop Smoking Day

What is No Smoking Day? An annual awareness day in the UK, No Smoking Day was founded by a charity of the same name and first took place on Ash Wednesday in 1984. The date was then changed to the second Wednesday in March. The purpose of No Smoking Day is to campaign for greater […]

Primary Care Nursing Live

Practice Nursing has teamed up with Independent Nurse to once again bring you Primary Care Nursing Live, taking place from 15 - 18 March 2021. While we are unable to hold a physical event this year, all sessions will be streamed online, offering the same interactive CPD education despite lockdown restrictions. It is free to […]


World TB Day

Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that […]

Long COVID – priorities for research and improving patient care, treatment and support

This conference is focusing on the ongoing research into the long-lasting effects of COVID-19 - and the priorities for coordinating effective care provision and treatment.   The conference follows NICE guidance being published on managing the long term effects of COVID, and NHS England setting up long COVID assessment centres across the country.   Key […]

International Nurses Day

Organised annually by the International Council of Nurses, International Nurses Day celebrates the contribution that nurses make to societies around the world. The date has a very strong significance, being the birthday of perhaps the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale. Alongside the encouragement of a fully deserved congratulations owed to nurses, the organisation also […]

American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Meeting

The ATS is moving ahead with plans for a hybrid meeting for ATS 2021, May 14-19 in San Diego. The 2021 experience will deliver the science, education, and networking that the pulmonary, critical care, and sleep community has come to expect from the ATS International Conference. The 2021 experience will deliver the science, education, and […]

Improving lung health in England – priorities for prevention, care delivery, and innovation

This conference will assess the priorities for improving lung health in England. Areas for discussion include: responding to the pandemic, and the challenges of long COVID lung health in the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan optimising respiratory prescribing promoting prevention and addressing inequalities, including air quality improvement and developing healthy communities next steps […]

World No Tobacco Day

This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations. The Member States of the World […]

Home Mechanical Ventilation UK Meeting 2021

etc. Venues - County Hall County Hall, London

Format The meeting brings experts from around the UK to present lectures, clinical trial updates, case studies, and interactive Q and A sessions. HMV UK has been designed to provide many opportunities for open discussions between healthcare professionals. The topics covered will include: Complex home ventilation Weaning processes Critical care Specialist home ventilation units Who […]

European Respiratory Society Conference

FIRA Barcelona Gran Via Av. Joan Carles I, 64, Barcelona

The annual congress is the once-a-year occasion when the world's respiratory experts meet, to present and discuss the latest scientific and clinical advances across the entire field of respiratory medicine. The reputation of ERS derives from the outstanding scientific programme of our congress, which is now the largest respiratory meeting in the world. To find […]

Primary Care Respiratory Society Conference

Save the date Whether virtual or face-to-face, our 2021 conference will be 23-25 September 2021 . Put this important date in your diary now. Who Should Attend This is the must attend conference for all professionals involved in respiratory care in a primary or community care setting including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapist, paramedics and researchers. Testimonials show […]


What is Stoptober? Stoptober is a 28 day long event run each October during which participants are encouraged to stop smoking. Public Health England created the annual campaign and continues to fund it. The idea is that participants pledge themselves to not smoke during the 28 day period, with a mind to giving up altogether. […]