Pharmacy services for people with asthma

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Pharmacy services for people with asthma

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Boots pharmacy services and support for people with asthma

Living with asthma can be difficult at times for adults and children. At Boots, we can offer you advice and support.

Our fully-trained pharmacists are on-hand to provide a range of confidential services which will help you better understand and manage your asthma symptoms, and get the best out of your asthma medicines.

Just pop down to your local Boots pharmacy and we'll be happy to help you.

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How Boots can support people with asthma

Free Asthma Control Test

The Asthma Control Test is a quick, simple and reliable in-store assessment of your asthma condition over the previous four weeks. Following this assessment, the pharmacist will offer personalised advice on improving asthma management. They can also help you understand your Asthma Action Plan if you have one.

Asthma inhaler technique

Our pharmacists will make sure you are making effective use of your inhaler by giving you a step-by-step guide and help you avoid common mistakes that can lead to poor inhaler technique.

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How can I support a child with asthma?

It's only natural to be concerned if your child suffers from asthma, but you can take a number of steps to help them cope with the condition.

  • Educate your child by talking to them about asthma
  • Tell your child's school about their condition and give them an up-to-date Asthma Action Plan if they have one
  • Make sure your child knows where to get help at school
  • For young children, provide their nursery or school with a spare reliever inhaler (and spacing device if needed), labelled with their name (check nursery or school policy)
  • For older children who take responsibility for their own inhalers, ensure they carry their blue reliever inhaler with them while at school (check school policy)
  • Make sure any spacing devices are age appropriate
  • Your child should have an asthma check with a GP or nurse every six months

Read more about asthma on BootsWebMD

Helping to manage your asthma

More services to help keep asthma under control

Free Repeat Prescription Service

Life can be busy. That's why you can save time on picking up prescriptions from your GP by signing up for our convenient Free Repeat Prescription Service.

New Medicine Service

The New Medicine Service is a pharmacy-based free NHS service available in England, which helps people with certain long-term conditions such as asthma understand and get the most out of their newly prescribed medicine.

Medicines Check Up Service

If you take two or more medicines, you may be able to benefit from a Medicines Check Up. It's a free NHS service, available in England and Wales, which can help you better understand what asthma is and make sure you're getting the most from your medicines.

NHS Winter Flu Jab

If you or your child has asthma, you may be entitled to a free NHS winter flu jab with your GP or other local NHS provider. Speak to your pharmacist in store to find out about eligibility criteria. Boots also conveniently offer a private Winter Flu Jab Service (charges apply).

Midnight Pharmacy

We have a number of Midnight Pharmacies that will be able to offer advice, sell over the counter medicines and dispense prescriptions during out-of-hours. Find your nearest location with our store locator.

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Free NHS New Medicines service

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Repeat Prescriptions Service

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Midnight Pharmacy

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Free NHS Medicines Check Up

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