November 2017: The European Respiratory Society Guidelines on Bronchiectasis

The European respiratory society guidelines on bronchiectasis were released in September 2017 . We are delighted that many BronchUk members were key participants in this multnational guidelines group. The guidelines are pragmatic and focus on key areas on bronchiectasis. They take the approach of identifying problems using the PICO approach (patient, Identifier, Comparator and outcomes) and then process research studies using the GRADE format. This means the conclusions are framed in a way highly useful to clinicians. Key participants in the group included Prof Adam Hill, Prof Stuart Elborn, Dr Michael Loebinger, Dr Tony De Soyza, Dr Charles Haworth and patient representatives from the U.K. The guidelines are available here