If you suffer from asthma, as part of your ongoing care we will contact you each year to invite you in for a review.
If your asthma is stable and you are considered a low risk patient, this year we would like to offer you the opportunity of a Telephone Asthma Review. The latest evidence shows these are just as effective for patients with mild or well-controlled asthma who find it difficult to attend in person.
We will ask you to complete a questionnaire which will help your GP to assess how to appropriately care for you. if you feel your symptoms are changing you can complete this questionnaire at any time and return it to the surgery either by hand, post or by email
Asthma Assessment Questionnaire
In order to ensure that you are using your inhaler appropriately please use the link below to watch a video for inhaler technique.
Please note that if you are having any problems with your asthma between your annual reviews you can contact an asthma nurse at 'Asthma UK' which provides wide-ranging advice through their nurse Helpline (0300 222 5800, open 9-5, Monday to Friday) or via 'WhatsApp' at www.asthma.org.uk.
Asthma Uk also have many useful leaflets about managing your asthma
Complete the Cycle
Protecting our environment and safeguarding our future, one inhaler at a time.
73 million respiratory inhalers are prescribed every year in the UK1 and not disposing of them correctly can be harmful to our environment. Our inhaler recycling and recovery scheme, Complete the Cycle, is the first of its kind for respiratory inhalers in the UK.
Complete the Cycle was set up in the UK in 2011. By the end of 2017, over 1.2 million inhalers have been recycled and recovered. This has saved carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to taking 5,199 cars off UK roads2.
By working together with patients, pharmacies and healthcare professionals, we can all help to reduce waste and greenhouse gases, moving towards a more environmentally sustainable treatment of respiratory disease.
Please recycle your inhalers via your chemist or dispensary.
Details of recyclers can be found here