Asthma is an ongoing disease of the airways (lungs) characterised by cough, wheeze,
shortage of breath or chest tightness.
Our Asthma specialist Practice Nurses offer an asthma review annually. Asthma reviews
usually take around 20 minutes, so please remember to tell the receptionist when
you call for your appointment it is for your asthma check.
This appointment allows assessment and discussion of your asthma symptoms and management
plan. At this appointment the Practice Nurse will check your symptoms, peak flow
reading, inhaled medicines and your inhaler technique -so please bring along all
the inhalers and spacers you currently use to your appointment. You may also wish
to discuss any asthma-related concerns at this appointment. The Practice nurse also
encourages patients with asthma to arrange an appointments if they have any increase
in asthma symptoms and also if they have had to attend hospital with their asthma.
Further information about asthma is available at the following web site: