GP reaches teenagers with asthma clinics in schools
Dr Stephanie Chadwick would like to see more asthma clinics held in schools after her study found they were a good way to target teenagers.
Dr Chadwick, a GP in Bristol, and colleagues randomised 455 adolescents with asthma to receive an invitation for review either at a nurse-led clinic at school or at their GP surgery.
Teenagers invited to a school review were overwhelmingly more likely to attend with 91 per cent attending a school clinic compared with 51 per cent attending the surgery according to the study published in this month's British Journal of General Practice.
Dr Chadwick said: 'Teenagers are very hard to reach in general practice so we thought we would take the study to them. It seemed to be liked very much by the teenagers. It would be good to see this model expanded.'