Childhood Asthma Group Consultation on Weds 18 March at 1.30pm

Join us on Wednesday 18 March at 1.30pm at Streatham High Practice

At Streatham High Practice, we are holding a group consultation for parents of children with asthma on Wednesday 18th March 2020 at 1.30 pm.

This will be a meeting of about 10-15 other parents together at the practice to learn more about managing asthma, to better support the health of your child and allow you to gain confidence in looking after your child’s asthma at home.

Please read the below FAQs about what a Group Consultation entails and how it could benefit you.

If you would like to attend or find out more, please let us know on lamccg.shs@nhs.net.

If you can’t make this event but are interested in further dates please email us to register your interest on the above email address.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a Group Consultation?

Group Consultations are medical consultations with a clinician at your practice.  Usually this will involve a combination of a GP, a pharmacist and/or a nurse. A session will usually to last between 1-1.5 hours.

The aim of the session is to talk about Asthma treatment goals, understand more about the condition, share your own experiences and ask questions from the clinician.  Group consultations have been shown to improve health outcomes.

They are also an opportunity for you to meet with other people who suffer from the same condition.

We are running our first session on asthma in children in March 2020. 

How does it work?

We usually have between 10-15 people invited to come to a joint session to discuss their condition.

We will all be in a room together and we will start off by discussing the aims of the session and explaining about confidentiality.  The clinicians will then give a short session about understanding the condition in more detail and then we invite you to share your experiences, concerns, and questions with the group.

You will also have short 1:1 meeting with a clinician during this time so that we can make sure we are up to date with our records and to answer any specific concerns you may have.

How will it help me or my family?

Group consultations generally have very good feedback.  It is an opportunity to learn from other patients as well as having a longer time with a clinician than you would usually get in a face to face appointment.  This allows you to develop further confidence about self-care and managing your child’s condition at home.  Generally we find that we have better health outcomes in patients who have attended group consultations.

Is it confidential?

We ask that people sign a confidentiality form explaining that they understand and agree to meet in a supportive manner and to respect other people’s confidential information.  If there is something that you would like to keep private, there will be an opportunity to speak directly with a clinician during the session, and it is of course confidential as all your one to one appointments are.

Can I bring my child?

This is an opportunity for you to become more knowledgeable about managing your child’s condition, as such we feel that to get the most from the event it would be better to hold this during school hours so you have the time and freedom to concentrate on the topic. 

06/02/2020