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.

Some of our clinical staff have specialist asthma qualifications. They run clinics 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 a check-up with the nurse or clinical pharmacist who specialise in asthma.

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

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites:

NHS UK– Asthma’s symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and living with the condition

Asthma UK – an independent UK charity dedicated to conquering asthma.