Asthma is a long-term, often progressive, disease that makes breathing difficult. Allergens, irritants, exercise and respiratory infections may trigger asthma.
Successful asthma treatment has four key elements:
- measurement of lung function
- avoidance of triggers
- proper medication
- patient education.
We recommend that all those with asthma have a routine check up with our trained asthma nurses at least annually. Our clinics aim to improve a patient’s quality of life through better disease management. They enable us to check symptoms, lung function and inhaler technique to ensure patient’s are not over or under-treated.
Children & young people under the age of 18 must be seen in the inhaler clinic at least once a year.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms, please use this asthma control test form.
Patients with asthma are entitled to a flu jab every year. Please ask at the surgery about booking your appointment in the autumn.