Asthma remains a serious illness and our practice nurses have specialist asthma qualifications. They run clinics in order that asthma may be assessed, advice offered, queries answered and correct treatment ensured.
Patients on asthma medication should be seen at least once a year in the asthma clinic for a check-up with the nurse.
The following factsheets, available from Patient UK give information and advice on a variety of asthma related topics:
For more information please visit the websites below:
NHS Choices - Asthma's symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and living with the condition
Asthma UK - an independent UK charity dedicated to conquering asthma.
Videos from NHS Choices
Asthma is a chronic condition that can be managed but not cured. This animation explains asthma in detail.
The symptoms of childhood asthma, how it can be treated, and which inhaler is right for children.
Child Asthma - A Real Story. Tashaurn, his mum and his nurse talk about living with child asthma.
Professor Peter Barnes from the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College, London, explains what he would want to know if he was diagnosed with asthma.