Over the last year or so my consultant has decided that my asthma wasnt being controlled by inhalers, prednisolone, theophylline etc so he told me to purchase a home nebuliser as the PCT no longer gives funding for home nebulisers. When I went to my GP at the time he told me the hospital's respiratory function dep't will be able to supply me a loan nebuliser to use at home. But they did not and as a result he didnt prescribe the nebules although I was willing to purchase a nebuliser. When I went to see my consultant in January he reiterated that I did need a nebuliser at home and that I should purchase one, my aunt gave me an old nebuliser as it was no longer required and i have used that up until now when it broke so I will have to buy one now. Reading the message board here I have been under the impression that the hospital/PCT will provide basic nebulisers should they be considered essential to a patient's care. So I dont quite understand why my PCT wont fund it.