Asthma annual review process explained:
For an emergency with your asthma please dial 111, or if you don’t think you need hospital and we are open, you should use the main E-consult and follow the instructions
People with Asthma need a review annually to help them in managing this condition. This includes a check to make sure they are on the right inhalers, able to use them to best effect and to develop an “asthma action plan” for the unexpected.
The process is explained below:
The review with a clinician for your asthma is made of 2 steps
Step 1 - Completion of an E-consult template for Asthma
Either by https://burneystreetpractice.webgp.com/reviews or this can be accessed via the main Burney Street Practice web site, then E-consult, click “get started”, then far right bottom of the screen is a section called “”need to complete a review?” click on this and “asthma” option appears. Before starting your E-Consult make sure you have done your peak flow (if you have a meter) and your height.
Step 2 - A clinician will be in contact with you when the E-consult is completed (usually within one week)
The emailed suggested plan will comprise:
Inhaler regime and if any follow up is needed
What your current peak flow should be
How to manage deteriorating asthma
Useful website links for peak flow, inhaler and spacer techniques
The clinician might need to telephone you for more information but will always summarise it the review suggested plan in an email back to you as well.
For really excellent advice and information to help you understand more about asthma and be able to manage it, go to https://www.asthma.org.uk/
For general information on techniques such as:
Inhaler technique (mdi) https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/inhaler-videos/pmdi/
Aerochamber/Spacer technique https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/inhalers-medicines-treatments/inhalers-and-spacers/spacers/
Your asthma review is important. I look forward to hearing from you.