Asthma – a new approach to your asthma check

The goal of asthma treatment is to help you to live a life almost as if you didn’t have it. We want you to be the one in control of your asthma. Allowing you to work, exercise and sleep without frequently needing to use your reliever inhaler. The aim of the remote asthma review is to make it easier for you to get your asthma check done.

Before starting the Asthma review

We will be asking you some questions about your asthma as well as asking you to do some peak flow readings if you have one. If you do not have one then you can message reception by responding to the sms or message / telephone reception to ask them to send one to your chemist. You may want to have some recent peak flow readings to hand before you start the remote asthma review. If you are not sure what kind of inhaler you have just tick the box that says “other”

The online form will ask you what medicines you use. You only have to tell us what inhalers or tablets you use for your asthma .

We recognise that every person who has asthma is different. Our new approach to asthma reviews is to ask you to complete an online asthma review form. This gives us a view of how well controlled your asthma is. We use your responses to decide if you would benefit from a face to face assessment, and how urgently you need to be seen or have a telephone or video call with a member of our team.

The new asthma review process could take you 10-20 minutes to complete. We will ask you what your current Peak Flow is, so you may want to get a few peak flows recorded before staring this.

Ask reception for a peak flow meter if you need a new one. You can buy them online or from a pharmacy – or we can prescribe one for you.

You can complete the whole thing in one sitting or come back to it to complete it later.

This is a new approach and we are keen to hear any feedback you have about this new approach.

Please give this a try if you can. This service is in addition to the normal way of accessing GP services.

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