Regular monitoring of this condition is available at the surgery. Your doctor or nurse will advise you if your attendance is appropriate.
Asthma is caused by inflammation of the airways. These are the small tubes, called bronchi, which carry air in and out of the lungs. If you have asthma, the bronchi will be inflamed and more sensitive than normal.
Please make it clear to reception staff that you are asthmatic when you phone.
Our practice nurses have specialist asthma qualifications. They run clinics in order that asthma may be assessed, advice offered, queries answered and the correct treatment ensured.
Patients on asthma medication should be seen at least once a year in the asthma clinic for a check up with the nurse to ensure that you continue to receive the best treatment for your condition.
The following factsheets, available from Patient UK give information and advice on a variety of asthma related topics:
- What is asthma; who does it affect?
- Management of Adult Asthma
- Management of Childhood Asthma
- Medicines inside inhalers; types of inhaler devices
- Peak Flow Meter
- NHS Choices – Asthma’s symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and living with the condition
- Asthma UK – an independent UK charity dedicated to conquering asthma.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms please use this form. If your symptoms are deteriorating or you are having any concerns please make an appointment with our Nurse.