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.
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:
Using your inhaler
For information on how good inhaler technique can help you manage your asthma please click below:
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.
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.
Other support available
Further information about asthma, symptoms, causes and treatment, is available here.
INDEX - Services
- Audiology / Hearing
- Breast Screening
- Care Coordination Hub
- Cervical Screening
- Childhood Immunisations
- Chlamydia Screening
- Contraception / Family Planning
- Ear Syringing
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Electronic Prescription Service
- Flu Vaccination
- Group Consultations
- Health Connections Mendip
- Healthy Child Programme
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Maternity Care
- Medical Examinations
- Mental Health
- Minor Surgery
- Musculoskeletal / Orthopaedic Service
- NHS Health Checks
- Patient Support and Information
- Respiratory Assessment
- Summary Care Record
- Support to Stop Smoking
- Test and Results
- Travel Advice
- Warfarin Monitoring
- Young Person's Clinic
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