Respiratory

Broadmead Surgery’s

COPD / Asthma Open Day event

3rd November 2018 

                                       

Our COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and Asthma Open Day was held on Saturday 3rd November 2018.  Dr Swain, Joy – Practice Nurse and Zohra – Healthcare Assistant were joined by surgery staff to help provide information and guidance on managing these conditions for patients and their carers.

                                                             

The Open Day was well attended by patients who were encouraged to engage in open conversations about their own experiences and how their management techniques have helped them.

                                                                       

Dr Swain provided useful information and guidance to patients and reminded them of the importance of their annual medical reviews.

Sumit, Yoga Specialist, provided practical guidance on relaxation and breathing techniques which can aid patient’s wellbeing and therefore help in condition management.  This short workshop was well received by both patients and staff.

                        

Christina from our local Mental Health and Wellbeing service, IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies), came along to provide leaflets and information on services available to the local community some of which are specially designed to support patients with long term conditions.

                                                  

And finally, Dr Swain gave a presentation and thanks to Mr Gopal Bhayankaram, Chairman of our PPG (Patient Participation Group) who will be standing down at the end of this year after 6 years of service.     Our new PPG Chairman, Mr Ian Harmer, gave a brief speech and introduction.

                       


 

Our respiratory clinics are primarily intended for patients with Asthma and COPD.

Asthma is caused by inflammation of the airways. These are the small tubes, called bronchi, which carry air in and out of the lungs. If you have asthma, the bronchi will be inflamed and more sensitive than normal. Our practice nurses have specialist asthma qualifications. During their clinics they monitor your overall condition, offer advice, answer any queries and ensure your treatment is effective.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. People with COPD have trouble breathing in and out. This is referred to as airflow obstruction. Breathing difficulties are caused by long-term damage to the lungs, usually because of smoking.

Asthma and COPD Clinics

We hold clinics to diagnose and to help patients to manage their asthma or COPD.

We like to see all our patients who have been diagnosed with these conditions at least once a year, depending on the severity of your condition, we may invite you to come to the clinic more often in order to ensure we give you the care you require.

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