The type of appointment you need will depend on a number of factors including your age and how well controlled your condition is.
The following is a suggested program of review for different types of patients with asthma. Some patients will not fit these criteria and you should discuss an appropriate program of follow up with one of the GPs
Aged 7 or less
If your child does not have regular contact with hospital practitioners we suggest you should see the GP at least once a year.
Aged 8 to16
If your child does not have regular contact with hospital practitioners we suggest you should see the Practice Nurse once a year.
Adults under 45
Those young adults who have well controlled asthma do not always have to come into the surgery for a review. We do need to check your medication usage annually however. Our Practice Nurse will make contact with you by phone to discuss your asthma. If there are any concerns you may be asked to make a further face to face appointment.
Adults 45 or over
If you are 45 or over and have a diagnosis of asthma we will usually invite you for a check up at the surgery when your inhalers are due. Sometimes other breathing problems can develop in patients on asthma inhalers especially in smokers. We think it is useful to see you from time to time to check on this.
A useful site that tells you what asthma is and how to ensure you get the right treatment We aim to allow all patients with these conditions to have a regular review of their condition to ensure they are being optimally treated. If you are having an acute worsening of your Asthma or COPD you should make contact with reception to give you a double appointment with the Practice Nurse.