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What is asthma?

Asthma is a very common long-term lung condition.  It affects the airways that carry air in and out of your lungs. In the UK, 5.4 million people have asthma. People with asthma often have sensitive, inflamed airways. They can get symptoms like coughing, wheezing, feeling breathless or a tight chest. Asthma symptoms can come and go. Sometimes people may not have symptoms for weeks or months at a time. Asthma needs to be treated every day, even if you feel well, to lower the risk of symptoms and asthma attacks. 

For more information and help please visit the websites as listed below:

Asthma Control Test - The Asthma Control Test is a way to help you and your healthcare provider determine if your asthma symptoms are well controlled.

If you are having asthma symptoms please make an appointment with a nurse or doctor.

Asthma Review

Chronic diseases are defined as conditions which last one year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living. There are a number of chronic diseases which we monitor at the practice such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension, and Asthma. 

An annual review with us usually involves:

  • an assessment of how you are managing the condition over the last year 
  • a review of the medication you may be taking
  • reviews are overseen by our experienced Nurses, Clinical Pharmacist and GP's  

In order to improve the efficiency of the process and help us manage the increasing demand on our services, we will send out a text message to patients inviting them to book an asthma review appointment. 

Rest assured, if you meet the criteria, each year you will be contacted by the surgery for an annual review either by text or letter.

If you are having asthma symptoms please make an appointment with a nurse or doctor.