Asthma and Respiratory Support Service

Here to help, whatever you need

If you live with asthma or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), our fully trained in store staff can offer you free confidential advice on how to control your symptoms and how you can get the most out of your medicines.

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What happens during the Respiratory Support Service?

During your Respiratory Support appointment, you may be asked to complete a Quality of Life Questionnaire, otherwise referred to as an Asthma Control Test™ or COPD Assessment Test. This will help us determine how well you have managed your medicines during the past four weeks and identify whether you would benefit from further advice. We can also check your inhaler technique with a device called an In-Check Dial, to make sure that you are ready for anything.

You will be given advice about how to manage your asthma or COPD symptoms and medicines these will be tailored to you and the areas that you may be having difficulty with. Depending on the outcomes of these tests, you may be asked to book a follow-up appointment with the pharmacist so that they can give you that extra bit of support that you need. Just another way that we can help you control your asthma or COPD.

Request an Appointment

Your appointment will last about 10-15 minutes, but the pharmacist will take as long as necessary to answer all your questions.

No, this service is free.

No, just call into your local LloydsPharmacy anytime (normal opening hours apply).

If you live with either asthma or COPD, visit your local LloydsPharmacy for your free check-up.

We’re here to make sure you are equipped to deal with whatever life throws your way, that’s why as part of the Respiratory Support Service; we may offer you two other services:

During a Medicines Check Up we will talk to you about how you can manage your medicines effectively, including:

  • The best way to take your medicines and how to remember to take them regularly
  • Your peak flow (if necessary)
  • Managing and reducing any side effects
  • Allergies, which can also affect people with asthma
  • Whether or not you should see your GP
Get Help with your Medicines

If you have recently been diagnosed with asthma or COPD, or have been living with it for some time, it can be overwhelming when you get prescribed a new medicine to help manage your condition. It is important that you follow any advice given to you by your GP, but you can also talk to your pharmacist if you are prescribed a new medicine and want further advice and support.

Get Help with your New Medicines
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