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Asthma reviews: A guide for nurses working in primary care

Heather Henry explains what nurses need to cover when conducting an asthma review
Asthma is a variable condition and it is inappropriate to monitor patients on minimal or no therapy (Image: Science Photo Library) -

People with asthma of any age need a structured review conducted by a health professional with expertise in asthma care at least once a year.1 People who have had recent hospital admissions also need a review within 48 hours.2

An updated British Thoracic Society and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (BTS/SIGN) guideline will be available for consultation in May/June 2024 and the final document published in October 2024.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has left a lasting impact on primary care. In its latest annual survey Asthma and Lung UK3 reported that only a third of people with asthma who responded have received the most basic level of care.

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