Respiratory Clinic - Asthma and COPD
The Respiratory clinic runs on alternate Tuesday afternoons. It is for the new diagnosis of patients with respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD. The clinic will also review patients with poorly controlled asthma or COPD.
New guidance recommends COPD should be considered in people over 35 who have a risk factor (generally smoking) and present with shortness of breath on exertion, chronic cough, regular sputum production, frequent winter “bronchitis” or wheeze. Therefore, we have instigated a Respiratory clinic at the Surgery to look for patients who are at risk and make sure they are properly tested and diagnosed.
The clinic is run by our respiratory nurse, Jackie Callan. Appointments will usually be made by a doctor or a nurse and if you would like to discuss specific issues with regards to your condition, a routine appointment should be made with a Doctor or our Respiratory nurses by telephoning reception in the usual way.
We encourage patients with well controlled asthma or COPD to be seen at least once per year for routine review by our Respiratory nurses and not in the Respiratory clinic as the clinic will endeavour to review patients with poorly controlled asthma or COPD.
New symptoms of suspected respiratory conditions and acute (new sudden onset) problems such as exacerbations (flare ups) of COPD/asthma and chest infections should be dealt with in a doctor’s routine appointment or through an emergency appointment.
Please find links to our Asthma Newsletter, Asthma Review Questionnaire & Inhaler Request Questionnaire below: