Improving Inhaler Technique Through Pharmacy 

Service Resources


This service is commissioned by GMHSCP. Relaunched April 2021. 

See our guide: Inhaler Relaunch Information Guide


Below you will find links to a range of documents to support service delivery in your pharmacy


Essential Documents


Service Specification:                  Inhaler Technique Service Spec 2021

Service Guide:                              GM Improving Inhaler Service Guide 2021 v02

Service Overview:                       Inhaler Technique Service Overview 270521 v01
ACT Form:                                     Asthma Control Test
CAT Form:                                     CAT Form

Placebo Details:                           A spreadsheet detailing how to order placebos from different manufacturers

SOP:                                               Inhaler Technique SOP template 

(Please Note: This is a template SOP which you can adapt for use in your particular pharmacy. It should be reviewed in conjunction with the service specification) agreed and signed off by your pharmacy superintendent before implementation. Pharmacists providing the service must be familiar with the service specification before providing the service)


PSNC:                                            Video Conferencing 

Documents and Resources To Support Delivery


Podcasts:                                     http://wessexahsn.org.uk/videos/show?tag=Inhaler%20Technique


CPD modules from CPPE.  Various e-modules are available to support Declaration of Competence, including:


CPD modules from Primary Care Respiratory Academy
These CPD e-modules from the Primary Care Respiratory Academy will help support Declaration of Competence. You can access them all at http://www.respiratoryacademy.co.uk/clinical-resources/cpd-modules/ and they cover: Inhaler devices; Supported self-management in COPD; Management of comorbidities in asthma; Management of comorbidities in COPD; Smoking cessation; Spirometry; Acute exacerbations of COPD; Supported asthma self-management; Childhood wheeze; and The value of tests in respiratory disease.


The Primary Care Respiratory Academy has been developed and produced by Cogora, working in partnership with the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK)  with endorsement from the British Lung Foundation. Cogora publish Pulse, Nursing in Practice and Healthcare Leader. The initiative is supported by funding from Pfizer, on behalf of the Novartis-Pfizer Alliance, and from Napp Pharmaceuticals.


Useful Websites