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#AskAboutAsthma Campaign

#AskAboutAsthma campaign to improve the lives of young people in the time of Covid-19

We are encouraging families and professionals to support the implementation of 3  simple measures to improve care and management of CYP with asthma.

Three simple steps save lives:

  • an asthma management in place
  • being able to use an inhaler
  • having a review annually and after every attack

September, the start of a new school year and typically the month in which the number of children with asthma admitted to hospitals rises. To ensure Asthma is under control during the COVID pandemic we are supporting the national #AskAboutAsthma campaign – to encourage professionals and families to take small steps to help improve the quality of life for children and young people living with asthma.

Asthma is the most common long-term medical condition affecting children and young people (CYP). 1 in 11 CYP in the UK are affected by the condition, around 3 in every classroom – meaning approximately 15, 500 CYP have asthma in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  If a child has a personalised asthma action plan, they are four times less likely to have an asthma attack that requires emergency hospital treatment.

Poorly controlled asthma affects every aspect of children’s lives – their ability to learn, enjoy time outside school with friends or take part in sport. It affects their time with their families and how they sleep. At the worst end of the spectrum, children die of this disease.