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Children's Community Asthma Service Portsmouth

The Community Children’s Asthma Service is provided by Solent NHS Trust and commissioned to provide care across Portsmouth CCG.-

 The service provides support and advice to children

  • With a diagnosis of Asthma
  • Who are registered with a Portsmouth GP

and may also have

  • Newly diagnosed Asthma
  • Interval symptoms despite escalating treatment
  • Poor compliance to treatment
  • Repeat oral steroids
  • Recent hospital admission
  • A home nebuliser
  • Repeated out of hours visits
  • Missing school or nursery due to asthma symptoms

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Referral criteria

The referral route for this service is via health care professional

  • GP/ practice asthma Nurse
  • Post hospital admission
  • Hopsital consultant
  • Health visitor
  • School Nurse
  • Other Health Care Professional

Full service description

The service currently comprises of one full time Paediatric Asthma Nurse Specialist who is also a Nurse Prescriber.

The service works closely with GP ‘s and the hospital respiratory team.

The aims of the service are

  • To provide initial assessment and on-going telephone or face to face support as needed
  • To raise asthma awareness
  • Improve and standardise the management of Children’s asthma
  • Empower families to manage their child’s asthma at home
  • Reduce and Prevent hospital admission

Support offered to families

  • Families usually contacted within one month of referral
  • Given asthma management plan to help manage day to day and acute illness
  • Child can remain on a caseload and families can have on-going telephone or face to face support
  • Advice around Inhaler technique and compliance to treatment
  • School and nursery support and training
  • Medication explained and prescribed
  • Close links with GP and PHT

Referral method

Referral form can be found on PIP and on System one

E-referral System one

EMAIL: Please send referral form by email to

Or send referral directly on SystmOne

No postal referral will be accepted.

If you wish to discuss further please Telephone-

Mobile 07917 108679

Answer phone usually accessed Monday to Friday 8am-4 pm

Contact Information

0300 123 6631

Batternburg Child Development Clinic, Battenburg Avenue, North End, Portsmouth, PO2 0TA

Opening hours

  • Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00pm-4:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00pm-4:00pm
  • Friday 9:00pm-4:00pm

Special Notice
These hours are Flexible. Visits can be done after school Closed weekends and bank holidays

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.