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If you get wheezy with exertion or have a persistent cough, you may have Asthma, which is when your lungs are over-sensitive. Regular reviews (to ‘fine tune’ your medication) will help you feel much better, sleep better and take less time off work.
The Asthma Control Test will provide you with a snapshot of how well your asthma has been controlled over the last four weeks, giving you a simple score out of 25
Work out your score and send us the result on our email address or on an eConsult
If your score is less than 15, please arrange to talk to one of our nurses
Technique makes a difference - video animations show how to use your inhaler and spacers.
If you use an action plan, you are four times less likley to have an asthma attack that requires emergency hospital treatment!
Click here to download your planner, fill in your details & print - the rest can be completed with our nurse team at your annual review, or at your convenience
British Lung Foundation have more than 230 Breathe Easy support groups throughout the UK, with our local one in Shiphay - here's the details
Get an eConsult response
within 24 hours
Medical Care when we are closed
NON-EMERGENCY: Take a look at our "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.