Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. There is no cure for asthma but in most sufferers, available treatments can keep their symptoms under control.
But around 17 per cent of people with asthma suffer from either difficult-to-treat or severe asthma.
This type of asthma means your asthma symptoms may not be controlled despite daily high dose inhaled steroid treatments.
If you have this type of asthma, you may find that high dose asthma treatments don't work for you. You have also had other causes and triggers such as smoking and other long-term conditions ruled out.
At our asthma clinic, many patients have severe asthma, which leads to symptoms that are difficult to explain or control.
We provide patients with a detailed assessment to help us understand what the reason(s) for someone’s symptoms are and how best to treat them.
Click on the 'information tab' on this page to find out more about what happens when you come in for assessment.
Meet the team
Rachel Stead (lead nurse)
Clinical psychology service
Speech and language therapist
Dr Julia Selby (clinical lead)
Annette de Looper
If you have any questions, please contact the asthma nurse specialist team or the asthma secretaries:
Telephone: 0330 128 8043
Asthma nurse specialists: firstname.lastname@example.org
Asthma secretaries: email@example.com
Royal Brompton Hospital
+44(0)207 352 8121