Inhaler technique

About the project

The Nottingham City CCG Inhaler Technique Project, launched in May 2013, is a two-year programme to help patients who use inhalers to reduce the symptoms of their asthma or COPD.

The aim is to ensure all healthcare professionals can teach inhaler technique to patients and that every patient is helped to improve at every opportunity.

Read more: About the project

Training videos

The project team has developed a 30-minute DVD learning tool for health professionals on how to effectively teach patients to use their inhaler correctly.

A copy will be sent to each GP practice and community team and the film is also available to watch on YouTube. The DVD is ideal for a lunchtime training session and highlights key points on how to use an inhaler.

If you have not yet received a copy, or need more copies, please contact Caroline Brew, Project Facilitator, on 0115 883 9388 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Read more: Training videos

Cross referral mechanisms

The team has devised a series of referral and feedback forms for GPs and practice nurses to refer patients to community pharmacists for inhaler technique training and for pharmacists to feed back to the GP so that the patient record can capture this information. The forms are available to download here:

Promotional materials

Inhaler logo

We have developed a distinct logo and branding for the project, so that all materials and advertising are immediately recognisable. Posters have been produced for display in GP practices and community pharmacies to encourage patients to access the service and have their inhaler technique checked.

Contact us

For more information contact Caroline Brew, Project Facilitator, on 0115 883 9388 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .