Services & support for people with asthma

Let's help you manage your asthma

Living with asthma can be difficult at times for adults and children. At Boots, we can offer you advice and support.

Our pharmacists are on hand to help you better understand and manage your asthma symptoms and get the best out of your asthma medicines.

Just pop down to your local Boots pharmacy and we'll be happy to help. Find your nearest pharmacy.


How Boots can support people with asthma

Asthma Control Test
The Asthma Control Test is a free, quick and simple in-store assessment of your asthma condition over the previous four weeks. Your pharmacist will be able to give you personalised advice on how to better manager your asthma.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the recommendation to stay at home, we’re making the Asthma Control Test available online. Please note that by clicking on this link you’ll be taken to a website that is independent of Boots and not controlled or endorsed by Boots.

Asthma Action Plan
An Asthma Action Plan is a document that contains all the information you need to help keep your asthma under control. Your pharmacist can provide you with a copy of the plan and advise on how to complete it with your GP or asthma nurse.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the recommendation to stay at home, we’re making the Asthma Action Plan available online. Please note that by clicking on this link you’ll be taken to a website that is independent of Boots and not controlled or endorsed by Boots.

Asthma inhaler technique
Our pharmacists can check to see that you’re using your inhaler properly. They’ll give you a step-by-step guide to help you avoid common mistakes that can lead to poor inhaler technique.


How can I support myself?

• Regular exercise could improve your lung capacity

• Understand your asthma triggers and try to avoid them where possible

• Smoking may make breathing difficult – we can help you kick the habit


How can I support a child with asthma?

It's only natural to be concerned if your child suffers from asthma, but you can take a number of steps to help them cope with the condition.

• Educate your child by talking to them about asthma

• Tell your child's school about their condition and give them an up-to-date Asthma Action Plan if they have one

• Make sure your child knows where to get help at school

• For young children, provide their nursery or school with a spare reliever inhaler (and spacer device if needed), labelled with their name (check nursery or school policy)

• For older children who take responsibility for their own inhalers, ensure they carry their blue reliever inhaler with them while at school (check school policy)

• Make sure any spacer devices are age appropriate

• Your child should have an asthma check with a GP or nurse every six months


More services to help keep asthma under control

Prescription Ordering Service

The Boots Prescription Ordering Service is a free and simple way to order your existing prescriptions online via the Boots app. You can order one-off or repeat prescriptions for yourself, your family or someone you care for.

Repeat Prescription Service

Our Repeat Prescription Service helps you take control and easily manage your repeat prescriptions.

Winter Flu Vaccination Service

If you have asthma, you’re advised to help protect yourself from the flu, by having a flu vaccination in September or October each year. We offer a convenient and reassuring Winter Flu Vaccination Service to help keep you protected (charges may apply). You may be eligible for a free flu vaccination, speak to your local Boots pharmacist to find out more.

Pneumococcal Vaccination Service

Our Pneumococcal Vaccination Service (charges apply) helps protects against 23 types of pneumococcal disease. Adults with asthma are recommended to have this vaccination. Speak to your local Boots pharmacist to find out if this service may be suitable for you.