An asthma review is an opportunity for you to talk about your condition with a specially trained nurse and discuss how you can be in control of your asthma.
We will write to you to remind you to come for your yearly asthma review. You should also have a review following an asthma flare-up, a change in medication or a gradual worsening of your symptoms.
However in a sudden flare-up or emergency, please seek immediate medical help.
At the review we will ask about your medication and check your inhaler technique (please bring your inhalers to the appointment). We will ask about your asthma symptoms during the day, during the night and during your usual activities.
We will measure your peak flow (a simple breathing test) and we will discuss with you any changes to your asthma management. We will also discuss with you how to cope and recognise a flare-up of your asthma and answer any questions you may have.
As well as asthma reviews we carry out tests to diagnose asthma. We offer advice and support to you and your family if you have been newly diagnosed.
Let us help you to be in control of your asthma.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
The aim of the COPD review is to offer interventions to help you cope with your condition on a day to day basis.
We will write to you to remind you to come for your yearly COPD review. You should also have a review following a flare-up of your COPD.
At the review we will discuss how you are coping with your condition and offer advice and support for your physical, emotional and practical needs. We will measure your lung function and check your inhalers and other medication.
Please bring your inhalers to the appointment.
We will discuss breathing exercises, pulmonary rehabilitation and other coping strategies. Finally we will discuss with you what to do when you have a flare-up of your COPD.
We also carry out tests to diagnose COPD and offer advice and support to you if you have been newly diagnosed
We want to help you cope with your COPD on a day to day basis.