Asthma resources

North & East Devon formulary and referral on asthma

The North & East Devon Formulary is produced in collaboration with NEW Devon CCG, Northern Devon Healthcare Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

South & West Devon formulary and referral on asthma

The South & West Devon Formulary is produced in collaboration with NEW Devon CCG, South Devon and Torbay CCG, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth Community Health, and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

Please click on either of the pictures above to view the formulary websites

Both Devon formularies promote safe, effective, and economic prescribing in primary and secondary care. Providing guidance on locally recommended drug choices.

Understanding your asthma medication leaflet

This leaflet provides guidance on how your inhalers work. It is important that you understand how your inhalers work and that you have your inhaler technique checked regularly by a healthcare professional. This will ensure that you are getting the most from your inhaler.
Understanding your asthma medication leaflet

Peak Flow Meter

The peak expiratory flow test or PEF is a lung function test to measure how fast you can breathe out.

To use, the patient needs to take a full breath in, and then blow out as fast as they can into a plastic tube called a peak flow meter. The measurement taken is called ‘peak flow’.
Also your GP or asthma nurse might advise you to record your daily peak flow scores and any symptoms you may suffer with.  

Peak flow diary produced by Asthma UK

Information on the peak flow diary Download the peak flow diary

BTS/SIGN British guidelines on the management of asthma

BTS/SIGN British guidelines on the management of asthma

Asthma UK website

Asthma UK exists to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research. They work campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack. 
Asthma UK website

Asthma UK Action plan for Adults and Children

Your asthma action plan (For adults) My Asthma Plan (For children)

Stepping-down combination ICS/LABA inhaler therapy in adults over 18 with Asthma

Step down guidance
Thank you to Asthma UK for the use of their video

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