Asthma

***During COVID-19 we will aim to complete your reviews over the telephone but will be focussing on those patients who are the most in need****

Asthma is an ongoing disease of the airways characterised by cough, wheeze, shortness of breath or chest tightness. With treatment someone with asthma should be able to carry out activities as comfortably as those who do not have asthma.

Once a year, during the month of your birthday we will send you a text asking you to complete a questionnaire at Asthmacontroltest.com. Please reply to our text with your score and then call to book a telephone appointment with our Practice Nurse.

At the review the Practice Nurse will check your symptoms, peak flow reading, inhaler requirements, and your technique in taking your inhaled drugs (so do remember to bring along all the inhalers and spacers you currently use to your appointment!). You may also wish to discuss any asthma-related concerns you have at this time.

Asthma reviews usually take around 20 minutes, so please remember to tell the receptionist the type of appointment you wish to book when you phone to make your appointment.

For an informative source all about asthma, you can check out the following websites:

Asthma UK

Asthma – NHS

Please see these videos for information about inhaler technique.

Find out about recycling your inhalers here.