A BIT ABOUT US
A Lively Learning Experience
We are specialists in developing, designing, creating, delivering and producing workshops and short courses (half days, one day, two days) in all aspects of respiratory disease specific to the needs of health care professionals working in general practice and/or a primary care environment.
PCRTC course design and development has, at its heart, the real life everyday clinical challenges that GPs and GPNs across the UK face each and every day. We leave out the nice to know but not essential facts and figures and concentrate on the absolutely need to know aspects of clinical assessment and management: the need to know things that help to reduce future risk to patients and improve outcomes and quality of life.
We understand how difficult it is for GPs and GPNs to take time away from work in order to attend educational courses and updates. We also understand that GPs and GPNs do not have the luxury of being able to specialise and focus on one disease area. We know exactly what GPs and GPNs need to know in order to ensure that respiratory patients receive optimal care and most importantly we know how to convert this into a short professional course that leaves nothing to chance.
A BIT MORE ABOUT US
All our courses are written by PCRTC founder Tracy Kirk.
Tracy has been involved in Practice Nurse education since 2002 starting out as a tutor for the Practice Nurse Specialist Practitioner BSc Course at Manchester University before moving on to specialise in respiratory disease education. She has also worked as an assessor for the RCN Nurse Education Accreditation Unit.
For the past 17 years, Tracy has been working on large scale Primary Care based Asthma and COPD projects across the UK and draws upon her vast experience within real-life general practice to develop the content of all the PCRTC programmes of learning.
Tracy's husband Bob is a GP and also Deputy Postgraduate Dean for Primary Care at Health Education England (North West) and acts as the medical adviser and clinical governance lead at the PCRTC.