The #AskAboutAsthma campaign runs from 12-18th September 2022 and the ambition is to share the campaign aims with as wide an audience as possible.
The four main aims of the campaign are:
- Get an asthma action plan in place
A written asthma action plan drawn up between a clinician and patient means people are four times less likely to have to attend hospital for their asthma.
- Understand how to use inhalers correctly
Poor inhaler technique means patients don’t get the full benefit of their asthma medication.
- Schedule an asthma review – every year and after every attack
An annual review by an appropriately trained clinician ensures effective management of the condition. An asthma review after every attack helps to work out what went wrong and reduce the chance of recurrence.
- Consider air pollution and its impact on lung health
Every asthma conversation should consider the impact of outdoor and indoor air pollution on children and young people’s asthma.
Additionally, there is an exciting week of webinars and a flagship conference to participate in. The virtual events are all free – please share with anyone you think might be interested.
- One-day virtual conference (Wednesday 14 September 9.30 – 16.00)
Among others, we’ll be hearing from Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, Professor Stephen Holgate, Sarah Woolnough from Asthma and Lung UK, the Association of Young People’s Health, leaders from the national team and of course young people themselves.Further information and registration details can be found here.
- Ask The Expert webinar (Monday 12 September: 12.30 – 13.30)
This webinar is an interactive session for children, young people and their families, as well as everyone working in the field of CYP asthma. You will hear from experts responding to the most common questions children, young people and their families have on asthma with a focus on health inequalities. For further information and registration details, please click here. Please share our attached flyer with any patient groups as we welcome children, young people and their families.
- Pharmacy webinar (Tuesday 13 September: 19.30 – 20.30)
This evening webinar will highlight best practice and innovation within CYP asthma, with a specific focus on how pharmacy can improve equitable access to care. You will hear some of London’s leading pharmacists around which spacer to use, South East London’s Pharmacy Scheme and South West London’s Whole Systems Pharmacy work. For further information and registration details, please click here.
- Nurses webinar (Thursday 15 September 12:00 – 13:00)
This webinar focuses on the vital role that nurses can play in reducing health inequalities in children and young people’s asthma care. Topics will include CYP asthma transformation at PCN level, reducing salbutamol use post-discharge and addressing health inequalities through the Asthma in Schools project in Norfolk. For further information and registration details, please click here.
- Primary care webinar (Friday 16 September: 12.30 – 13.30)
This webinar will update you on developments in children and young people’s asthma care, with a focus on addressing health inequalities through primary care. You will hear from leading paediatricians on annual reviews and inhaler checks, referrals to severe asthma services and diagnosing viral wheeze and asthma. For further information and registration details, please click here.
Further details about the campaign can be found via the following link: