Respiratory Clinic

We have a Respiratory Nurse, Heather Featon, who specialises in Asthma and COPD. These clinics include a number of different services such as lung function tests, reviews and general acute chest problems. These appointments can either be face to face or over the telephone and you will receive a letter from the surgery when you are due for your review. These clinics are on: 

Asthma:

  • Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Thursday PM at Sketty Surgery.

COPD:

  • Wednesday AM and PM at Killay Surgery.

For patients who are due an annual asthma review.

Please would you answer the questions on the form below and submit it to us.

If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment to the respiratory nurse or a doctor as well.

Open the Asthma Annual Review Form

BLF local group - meeting dates

Download NHS Wales Respiratory App for Asthma via App store or https://healthhub.wales

This app is recommended to help manage your asthma, it’s interactive with advice, video and the information is updated regularly.

 

SCRIPT SWITCH VENTOLIN TO SALAMOL Meter dose inhaler.

  • You may notice the emergency treatment for your asthma has changed from Ventolin to salamol. This is the exact same drug in a different CFC device.
  • The Ventolin device has the highest carbon footprint and to improve this, the switch to salamol cfc free device has been made.
  • There is an NHS wide goal to reduce the proportion of high global warming potential inhalers from > 70% to < 20% by 2025 – help us do our part.

  • Ventolin evohaler contains 28kg of C02 per inhaler
  • Salamol evohaler contains 10kg of C02 per inhaler
  • Dry powder inhalers contain <1kg C02 per inhaler

    At your next review please discuss switching to a dry powder device!

In the last 4 weeks we have reduced the issuing of Ventolin inhaler devices from 390 pumps to 275.

 

This is equivalent to 2070less kg C02 – which is great news!

Improve Your Inhaler Technique

Improve-your-inhaler-technique-final.pdf - Please take a look at the PDF to make sure you are using your inhaler correctly.