We provide support and care for patients who have been diagnosed as having Asthma. The Practice requests that you book for an annual review in the month of your birth. If you forget to book this appointment the practice will send you a reminder. Where possible we try to send out reminders by text message so please make sure that we have an up to date mobile number. If you do not have a mobile you will receive a letter via the post.
The Asthma appointments are available Monday to Friday 8.30- 17.40 if you are unable to attend an appointment please ask Reception about our Saturday Clinics.
At the moment Asthma reviews are being carried out over the telephone. If you feel that a face to face appointment would be more appropriate for you please can you advise the Receptionist on booking the appointment.
Important information relating to inhaler use 2021:
Combe Down Surgery are proudly adapting to become more environmentally friendly. As part of this we are reducing the carbon footprint of our prescribing including inhalers. We would like to work with you to see whether you can switch to a more eco-friendly device to manage your Asthma.
For further information on asthma please visit the Asthma UK website.
Did you know you can recycle your old inhalers?
Complete the Cycle is a scheme organised by GlaxoSmithKline to recover and recycle old inhalers https://uk.gsk.com/en-gb/responsibility/our-planet/complete-the-cycle
Why recycle inhalers?
Inhalers contain powerful greenhouse gases.
Disposing of inhalers in landfill risks releasing any leftover gases into the environment
The plastic and aluminium casing is also wasted
By recycling inhalers, this waste and gas emissions can be prevented
Complete the Cycle was set up in the UK in 2011. By the end of 2017, over 1.2 million inhalers have been recycled and recovered. This has saved carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to taking 5,199 cars off UK roads
Which inhalers can be recycled?
Metered dose inhalers and dry powder inhalers can be recycled
Where can I recycle my old inhalers?
The Complete the Cycle scheme is available at these chemists:
- Boots, Southgate Centre, 1 Newark Street, Bath BA1 1AT
- Boots, 34-35 Westgate Street, Bath, BA1 1EL
- Superdrug, 30-31 Westgate Street, Bath BA1 1EL
- Boots, 100 Mount Road, Southdown, Bath, BA2 1LN
- Boots, 84-85 High Street, Twerton, Bath BA2 1DE
Switching to a dry powder inhaler
A dry powder inhaler has far less impact on the environment, than a gas propelled one. For more information please click here