Children’s Asthma Service

The Children’s Asthma Service offers a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approach to providing a holistic and coordinated management, education and support package of care to the child and family with asthma, recognising social, cultural and spiritual differences.

The overall aim of the service is to provide access for children to asthma-trained nurse specialists, delivering high-quality care management and information regarding asthma, in line with best practices and the latest evidence (BTS 2019). The service is correctly working toward NICE Standards for Quality standards for asthma. Our Nurse Specialist will work in partnership with the family in deciding treatment pathways and developing an agreed self-care package.

We provide care to children with asthma and their families in Manchester.

The service is correctly working toward NICE Standards for Quality standards for asthma (2013). The Nurse Specialist will work in partnership with the family in deciding treatment pathways and developing an agreed self-care package.

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 a community setting
  • Home visits have been reduced due to the pandemic
  • Provide education, advice, treatments and support
  • Partnership working with other health professionals in pre-school and schools
  • Shared care with the respiratory team, consultants and GP to ensure consistency of your child’s care

Please speak with your GP, School Nurse or Health Visitor to arrange a referral to the service. You are welcome to phone the service for any advice and support during office hours.

  • Child experiencing frequent or persistent symptoms of asthma or where symptoms are suggestive of asthma (if two or more admissions/A/E attendances)
  • More than two courses of oral steroids over 12 month period
  • Child prescribed asthma medication still symptomatic
  • Child frequently missing school/nursery due to asthma
  • Where the child and family require further education/support
  • Complex circumstances
  • Early discharge from general paediatric consultant from outpatients clinic to help aid support the child and family prior to discharge to GP
  • Referral Form here.

Team Leader Children’s Asthma Service

Phone: 0161 248 1226
Email: mft.manchesterccnt@nhs.net

For health professionals who are referring to the service remember to add on referral form “Asthma service” and then tick the box.

Contact Details:

Children’s Asthma Service
Longsight Health Centre
Stockport Rd
Longsight
Manchester
M13 0RR

Phone: 0161 248 1226

The Children’s Asthma Service is based at Longsight Health Centre.
Asthma clinics are held at different locations within North, Central and South Manchester.

Other clinics

  • Virtual clinics to suit the needs of the family
  • Telephone consultations

For more information and/or to arrange an appointment please contact the Children’s Asthma Service on 0161 248 1226

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Excluding Bank Holidays.

Social Media

Facebook: www.facebook.com/manchesterchildrenscommunityasthmaservice

Page last reviewed: January 2023
Next review due: October 2023