Children’s Community Atopy (Asthma & Eczema) Clinic

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Provides face-to-face support to children and young people under 19 years of age with asthma, multiple trigger wheeze and eczema. Nurse-led service, supported by consultants from UCLH and RFH, and patients are seen in a primary-care setting. 

Aims to:

  • improve the confidence and self-care skills of children and young people – and their parents/carers – to be able to manage their conditions effectively 
  • improve emotional and social well-being through the reduction of stress during periods of illness 
  • improve the co-ordination of local services to help patients manage their asthma, viral-induced wheeze and eczema
  • reduce the amount of time patients spend in acute/hospital settings

The service will also pick up cases from the acute setting, such as those with emergency attendances/admissions for asthma, in order to support discharge and prevent readmission.


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • All children with a new diagnosis of asthma
  • Children needing frequent salbutamol prescriptions, more than one course of prednisolone in a year or those with frequent exacerbations whom you feel you are not able to improve
  • Children who are struggling to control eczema 
  • Those with asthma or eczema where compliance or other wider parental/social factors may be impacting control

Exclusions

  • Patients with acute asthma exacerbations
  • Patients where there is diagnostic uncertainty

How to refer

This form can be sent by: EMIS Managed Referral

Please send the EMIS form by EMIS Managed Referral (see Downloads for instructions on how to do this).

This referral route was chosen as it enables the service to access the GP records, which is essential for a high-quality assessment. Please do not email referrals.

Editable PDF/Word document Download Form

This form can be sent by: EMIS Managed Referral

Please send the word form by EMIS Managed Referral (see Downloads for instructions on how to do this).

This referral route was chosen as it enables the service to access the GP records, which is essential for a high-quality assessment. Please do not email referrals.


General Contact Details

t: 020 7830 2571

e: rf.ccnatopyclinic@nhs.net