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Childrens Community Asthma Nurse Specialist Southampton

The Community Children’s Asthma Nurse Specialist provides short term specialist support and interventions to children and young people up to the age of 16 years old with an asthma diagnosis, or those who have suspected asthma and are taking asthma treatments.

The aim of the service is to improve the long term management of asthma in children and young people in order improve quality of life, improve asthma outcomes, subsequently helping to prevent and reduce hospital admissions.

Referral criteria

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

1. Are under 16 years old

2. Are registered with 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 where there is a clinical need for specialist support
  • Support with Pharmacological/Non-Pharmacological asthma management
  • Support around asthma education
  • Continued/frequent asthma symptoms affecting quality of life
  • Visit/Repeated visits to unscheduled care (GP/OHH/ED) due to exacerbation of asthma
  • Repeated oral steroid courses required
  • Poor school attendance due to asthma

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)

Referral form

For health professionals, please fill out our referral form here. (Word document, 2.01 MB)


Please send the referral form to:



Sally Griffin

2nd Floor, Adelaide Health Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

Other information & documentation

Please note 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 - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Special Notice
These hours are variable. The service is closed on weekends and bank holidays. There is a 24 hour answer machine available, and you can leave a message out of hours.

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.