For patients who are due an annual asthma review.
Please would you answer the questions on the form below and submit it to us.
For patients who are due an annual asthma review, please contact the surgery and arrange an asthma review with a nurse.
We do understand that not everyone is able to come to the surgery due to other commitments and personal circumstances. Therefore if you are unable to come and see us at the moment, we would like to be aware of your asthma control for us to be able to continue to prescribe you medication. Please complete the questions on the link.
However, please note that if your asthma symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment with the practice nurse for a review.
Asthma is a common condition that causes coughing, wheezing, tightness of the chest and breathlessness. Most people with asthma who take the appropriate treatment can live normal lives, but left untreated, asthma can cause permanent damage to the airways
Symptoms of asthma
The usual symptoms of asthma are
- Shortness of breath
Tightness in the chest. Not everyone will get all of these symptoms. Some people experience them from time to time; a few people may experience these symptoms all the time. It is recommended that adults have a review of their asthma medication once a year and children under 12 once every 6 months.
As this is a variable condition there may be times when you need to come in more often.
Think about your control, have you:
- Needed to use your reliever inhaler (usually blue) more than 3 times a week?
- Woken at night with asthma symptoms such as cough, wheeze or shortness of breath?
- Had to alter you normal work or leisure activities due to asthma symptoms? If this is happening to you please make an appointment for a review with your asthma nurse or GP.
Useful websites for further information:
NHS Choices – Asthma