Children’s Asthma Service Information Leaflet

Children’s Asthma Service Information Leaflet

Who we are

We are a team of asthma nurse specialists, providing management, education and support to children and their families with asthma, cough, wheeze and/or shortness of breath.

Referrals to the service can be arranged through your GP, practice nurse, consultant, school nurse or other health professional.

If you feel you need to speak with a nurse regarding your child being referred to the service please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What areas do we cover?

North Manchester

South Manchester

Central Manchester

Who is the service for?

The service is for children age 2-16 years, or up to 18 years for children with complex needs whom have a Manchester GP.

What can the service offer?

  • Partnership working with the child, young person and family – empowering them to be able to manage their condition
  • Video clinics
  • Nurse- Led clinics in community setting
  • Home visits have been reduced due to the pandemic.
  • Provide education, advice, treatments and support
  • Partnership working with other health professionals pre-school and schools
  • Shared care with respiratory team, consultants and GP to ensure consistency of your child’s care.

What will happen at your appointment?

  • Your appointment may last up to 45 minutes.
  • You will need to bring any medication/inhalers your child may be taking
  • At the appointment, the nurse will assess your child/young person and give you information to support your needs so that you and your child/young person feel more confident about managing their asthma/wheeze safely and effectively. This may mean more than one visit
  • Once your child is better/you feel happy about looking after their asthma/wheeze and have an action plan to follow, they will be referred back to their GP or practice nurse.

Who do I contact?

Children’s Asthma Nursing Service

Longsight Health Centre
Stockport Road
M13 0RR

Telephone: 0161 248 1226

Our service opening times are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm excluding Bank Holidays.

The nurses are not always in the office to take your calls but if you wish to speak with a nurse telephoning between 8am to 11.30am is always best. Alternatively, you can leave a non-urgent message on the answer phone.

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Who provides this service?

This service is provided by Manchester Local Care Organisation.

MLCO is the organisation that provides NHS community health care and adult social care in the city. It is a partnership organisation between the NHS and Manchester City Council