Asthma Telephone Review Protocol


  1. Check how many preventer inhalers the patient has had in the last year:
  2. >6: book in for face to face appointment
  3. If they refuse an appointment read code on system, ‘Asthma annual review’, and note, ‘refused f2f’
  4. <6 continue with phone assessment
  5. Ask 3 questions
  6. If patient YES to any then book in for a review with nurse
  7. Take this opportunity to assess smoking status
  8. Set a recall date for 1 year on
  9. Reauthorise asthma medication for 1 year
  10. Read code: Asthma Annual Review
  11. Add any extra notes to a consultation under the examination box


Have you had any difficulty sleeping because of your asthma?

  • Asthma disturbing sleep
  • Asthma causing night waking
  • Asthma disturbs sleep weekly
  • Asthma disturbs sleep frequently
  • Asthma not disturbing sleep
  • Asthma never disturbs sleep
  • Asthma causes night symptoms 1 to 2 times per month
  • Asthma night-time symptoms
  • Asthma never causes night time symptoms
  • Asthma causes night time symptoms 1 to 2 times a week
  • Asthma causes symptoms most nights

 Are you experiencing any daytime symptoms?

  • Asthma daytime symptoms
  • Asthma never causes daytime symptoms
  • Asthma causes daytime symptoms 1 to 2 times per month
  • Asthma cause daytime symptoms 1 to 2 times per week
  • Asthma causes daytime symptoms most days

Do you get asthma symptoms when exercising?

  • Increasing exercise wheeze
  • Asthma restricts exercise
  • Asthma sometimes restricts exercise
  • Asthma severely restricts exercise
  • Asthma never restricts exercise
  • Asthma limiting activities
  • Asthma not limiting activities
  • Asthma limits walking up hills or stairs
  • Asthma limits walking on the flat
  • Asthma limits activities 1 or 2 times per month
  • Asthma limits activities 1 or 2 times per week
  • Asthma limits activities most days


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