Asthma

What does Frome Medical Practice offer? 

If you suffer with asthma and use an inhaler you will be invited to an annual review with the Practice Nurse. These 20 minute appointments can be booked by calling us on 01373 301301.

If you are due for a review, you can complete our online asthma questionnaire before attending your appointment. Click below to do this. 

ASTHMA QUESTIONNAIRE

 
Asthma Action Plans

If you use a written asthma action plan you are four times less likely to be admitted to hospital for your asthma. You can download the action plans by clicking below.

 
Types of Asthma Inhaler 

We are working with patients to try and switch use from Metered Dose Inhalers to Dry Powder Inhalers, where this is appropriate. You can find out more about green - or Dry Powder Inhalers - here. Metered Dose Inhalers have a far greater impact on the environment than a Dry Powder Inhaler, as the image below illustrates: 

Inhalers and preventing waste

Did you know you don't need to order a new inhaler every month, if you have enough stock at home? 

The leaflet linked below gives our patients helpful information about managing inhaler stock, which can help you make decisions about when to order your inhaler repeat prescription. 

How to manager your inhaler stock and prevent medicines waste

 

Other support available

Further information about asthma, symptoms, causes and treatment, is available here

To remind yourself of good inhaler technique, please click here

We encourage patients to recycle their inhalers when possible. You can do this at several pharmacies in Frome, including St Aldhelm's, Boots and ASDA. All these pharmacies take part in the GSK Asthma Inhaler Recycling Scheme.