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Asthma

Asthma is caused by inflammation of the airways. These are the small tubes, called bronchi, which carry air in and out of the lungs. If you have asthma, the bronchi will be inflamed and more sensitive than normal.

Please make it clear to reception staff that you are asthmatic when you phone.

Most of our practice nurses have specialist asthma qualifications. They see patients in order that asthma may be assessed, advice offered, queries answered and the correct treatment ensured.
Patients on asthma medication should be seen at least once a year for an asthma check up with the nurse, book at Reception, please bring your inhalers with you.

The following factsheets, available from Patient UK give information and advice on a variety of asthma related topics:

What is asthma; who does it affect?

Management of Adult Asthma

Management of Childhood Asthma

Medicines inside inhalers; types of inhaler devices

Peak Flow Meter

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites:

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


The symptoms of childhood asthma, how it can be treated, and which inhaler is right for children.