In the Long Term Health Conditions clinic the specialist nurse, Julie Barnes, monitors patients who have asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) or episodes of recurring wheeze. The aim is to provide the most appropriate treatment to relieve and prevent symptoms. We recommend that patients with asthma and COPD are seen at least once a year at the clinic.
If appropriate, we will send written invitations to patients to attend an annual checkup. If for any reason you are unable to attend an appointment, we would very much appreciate you contacting the surgery to cancel or re-arrange the appointment. Other patients may benefit from the released appointment.
An excellent website for asthma sufferers is www.asthma.org.uk.