Find out how to send a WhatsApp message to a respiratory nurse specialist on the Helpline using our step-by-step guide.
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Our WhatsApp messaging service is for anyone with asthma, their family, carers or healthcare professionals. If you are under 18, you need to have parental consent before we can help you.
The WhatsApp service is a good option if:
your question is not urgent and you don’t need an answer straight away
you have hearing or speech difficulties
you feel more comfortable sending a message rather than speaking on the phone.
We can't accept audio or video calls on the WhatsApp number. Please call our Helpline on 0300 222 5800 to speak to one of our respiratory nurse specialists or health care advisors.
Don't have WhatsApp? Please call our Helpline team on 0300 222 5800 or email us.
Call 999 for an ambulance if:
you’re having an asthma attack and your symptoms don’t improve after ten puffs of your blue reliever inhaler
Our respiratory nurse specialists are here to pick up your messages Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
Please note due to WhatsApp business policy, we cannot respond to any message older than 24 hours.
If you send a message on a weekday after 5pm, we will answer you within 24 hours.
If you sent us a message after 5pm on a Friday, at a weekend, or bank holiday, please contact us again during opening hours.
Once you’ve finished the chat, the message thread will still be visible in WhatsApp on your phone. It is up to you to delete this or not.
To protect your privacy, Asthma UK deletes all completed chats after one month. This means that if you contact us again more than a month later, we won’t have any information about your previous chat with the respiratory nurse specialist.
Asthma UK's WhatsApp service is part-funded by Bupa UK Foundation.