Your child has been prescribed an inhaler for wheeze during the past year. As part of a research study to improve asthma control, we would like to offer your child an enhanced asthma review conducted at Orion PCN Enhanced Clinics at Westcotes Health Centre, to offer breathing tests that could help with the diagnosis and to check that your child has been given the appropriate inhaler (this can change with age and condition) and if we should continue to prescribe the inhaler in the future.
The appointment will also include two simple breathing tests to assess your child’s lung health. The enhanced review will be timed to coincide with your child’s regular yearly asthma review where this applies.
When attending the clinic, please bring ALL your child’s asthma medications, spacer device and peak flow monitor, if they have one. If it is safe to do so, please avoid giving your child the salbutamol (blue) inhaler for 4 hours before the appointment. DO NOTwithhold your child’s salbutamol (blue) inhaler if you believe your child requires it.
The clinics are held at Westcotes Health Centre on behalf of Orion PCN and your GP Practices.
This year we have joined up with children’s asthma specialists from the University of Leicester to offer you and your child the opportunity to take part in a research study. The study is to find out whether Digital Smart Inhaler technology can improve the quality of life of Children and Young people through better asthma control.
A nurse from the University of Leicester will be present at your appointment to discuss the study with you and answer any questions you may have. If you would like to take part, the nurse will take you through the joining process and assist you with completing a consent form whilst you are in clinic; this should take no longer than 30 minutes.
If you are interested in booking for enhanced asthma clinics and taking part in study, please book appointment using the link sent via text message. Thank you - Orion PCN on behalf of your GP Practice.
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