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Asthma

Who do I see?

999 / GP / Asthma clinic

Advice:

When to call 999

If you are having a severe asthma attack and are struggling to breath:

  1. Try to remain calm, sit up straight.
  2. Take up to TEN puffs of your reliever inhaler (usually blue) every 30-60 seconds up to 10 puffs.
  3. If you feel worse at any point OR you don’t feel better after 10 puffs call 999 for an ambulance.
  4. If the ambulance has not arrived after 10 minutes and your symptoms are not improving, repeat step 2.
  5. If your symptoms are no better after repeating step 2, and the ambulance has still not arrived, contact 999 again immediately.

When to call us

If you managed your asthma attack with your blue reliever inhaler, and your symptoms improved, you still need to speak to us. Please submit an online medical consultation request for the Urgent Medical Problem Team giving us as much information about your problem as you can. You will get a same-day response usually by telephone or a time to attend the surgery for further assessment and examination.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of a new diagnosis of asthma, please submit an online medical consultation request for the GP Clinical Team giving us as much information about your problem as you can. We will respond usually with an offer of an appointment with a GP or other suitable clinician to assess your problem further.

If you cannot use the online service please call us on 0345 337 1120 and a member of the care navigation team will help you.

Routine asthma care is performed by the Practice Nursing Team in the Asthma Clinic. If you are on our active asthma register, you will be contacted each year to arrange your review.