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Children Community Asthma Nurses Southampton

We are a nurse led specialist team for children diagnosed as asthmatic. We work with GP's and the hospital respiratory team. Our aim is to raise awareness and improve the management of asthma and related respiratory disorders to help prevent and reduce hospital admissions.

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Referral criteria

The service welcomes referrals from health care professionals only (via email, fax or post) for children who fit ALL three of the following:

1. Are under 16 years old

2. Are registered with a Portsmouth City GP (Solent East) or a Southampton City GP (Solent West),

3. Have a definitive diagnosis of asthma / or who are on asthma preventer treatment

To those fitting the criteria stated above, the service aims to offer support to children and their families with:

  • Newly Diagnosed asthma
  • Difficult asthma
  • Interval symptoms despite commencing/ increasing treatment
  • Poor compliance to treatment
  • Repeated oral steroids
  • Repeated visits to out of hours /ED
  • Poor school attendance due to asthma
  • Home nebuliser

Full service description

The Community Children’s Asthma Service consists of one Children’s Community Respiratory Nurse operating in Solent East (Portsmouth City) and one Children’s Community AsthmaNurse operating in Solent West (Southampton City). Both Services aim to reduce hospital attendances and admissions for children with asthma through educating and empowering children and their families in all aspects of asthma management. The Nurses work closely with GP Practices within their localities and the Respiratory Teams within Portsmouth Hospitals (Solent East) and University Hospital Southampton (Solent West). 

Contacts and Locations

Solent East (Portsmouth City)

Alyson Pearce

Community Children’s Respiratory Nurse

Community Outreach Assessment & Support Team

Cosham Community Children's Nursing Team

Cosham Health Centre

Vectis Way



Solent West (Southampton City)

Sally Griffin

Community Children’s Asthma Nurse

Community Outreach Assessment & Support Team

Community Children’s Nursing Service

2nd Floor, Adelaide Health Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

Referral method


If you/your child meets the criteria for this service and you would like to be referred, please discuss with your GP or relevant Health Professional.


Health Professionals (Solent West)

Please send a referral form to:


Fax: 02380 698474

Post:      Sally Griffin

2nd Floor, Adelaide Health Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE


Health Professionals Solent (East)

Please send a referral form to:


Fax: 02392 382841

Post:   Alyson Pearce

              First Floor Cosham Health Centre

              Vectis Way


              PO6 3AW

Other information & documentation

The Asthma Service is a chronic service providing on going support and follow up for Children with a diagnosis of asthma and their families. Urgent or acute referrals are not accepted.

Contact Information

Sally Griffin


Adelaide Health Centre, 2nd Floor, William MacLeod Way, Southampton, SO16 4XE

Opening hours

  • Monday: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm

Special Notice
Any messages left on the office phone will be dealt with within 24 hours (excluding weekends and bank holidays). Any urgent calls should be directed to the Urgent Call Service number: 0844 745 2118.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.


Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.