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Difficult Asthma Service

patient with asthma

The Difficult Asthma clinic provides assessment and treatment for children who need more than the standard asthma treatments.

Patients who are referred to the service have an initial assessment to help the team understand their asthma better. They also have some allergy and lung function testing and a home or school visit from a nurse specialist to try and identify environmental factors that may be contributing to the problem.

Different members of the team including consultants, nurse specialists and psychologists meet with patients to develop a personalised treatment plan and carry out further investigations if required.

Asthma research

Our department has been a leading international centre in research into the causes and treatment of chronic cough and ‘difficult’ asthma.

This work has not only led to excellent clinical outcomes for patients under our care it has also led to changes in national and international guidelines.



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