​Mission statement: To improve asthma control through partnership working with patients

Our aims and objectives

The core aims of the asthma service will be to improve patient outcomes, including decreased exacerbation frequency, measured by reductions in emergency visits, hospital admissions and oral steroid courses, as well as improved mortality, improved lung function and improved quality of life.

 The objectives include:

  • Ensuring people have the correct diagnosis and receive appropriate treatment
  • To identify and minimise exposure to aeroallergen, occupational triggers and smoking
  • To improve adherence to prescribed therapies using patient education and health psychology when required
  • To recognise, treat and where possible, prevent the complications of long-term oral corticosteroids
  • To decrease exacerbation frequency and improve patient quality of life through effective self-management and appropriate patient support, including telephone clinics, rapid access review and other appropriate support when required
  • To enhance research and education in this area of unmet clinical need, including patient's enrolment in clinical trials through work with West Midlands Clinical Asthma Research Network (WMCARN)