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Working together to deliver effective asthma care

20th September 2017

The Hillingdon Champions of Asthma Team write about how they work with primary care and schools to achieve effective asthma care for the children and young people The Champions of Asthma team is a multi-disciplinary team consisting of doctors, school nurses, specialist respiratory and allergy nurses. We work collaboratively with primary care and schools to […]

Smoking shisha and asthma

19th September 2017

GP Eugenia Lee writes about the health issues facing shisha-smoking asthmatics in South East London Nowadays asthma can be well controlled with the right management, lifestyle changes and medication but one of the issues GPs are frequently dealing with in South East London is the health issues that arise for asthmatics caused by smoking shisha. […]

It’s time to stop children dying of asthma

19th September 2017

Dr Tonia Myers, a GP and clinical director for children, writes about the simple measures to avoid preventable deaths Too many children still die from asthma in the UK each year. Learning from the National Review of Asthma Deaths (2014) identifies common themes; Multiple A&E attendances without appropriate follow up Frequent unmonitored prescriptions for reliever […]

Hidden asthma facts: 5 things parents need to know

19th September 2017

Dr Andy Whittamore, GP and clinical lead at Asthma UK, provides some essential tips on managing children’s asthma more effectively Asthma is so common in children, with over 1m affected in the UK. Yet when I ask people to explain what asthma is, very few can. Quite simply, we need to do better for children […]

Get in control – manage your asthma with simple steps

18th September 2017

17-year-old Benjamin Boukerma writes about the simple steps young people can make to control their asthma Along with 1.1 million other young people in the UK, I have asthma. My name is Benjamin Boukerma and I am 16 and just starting my A levels. I am part of the HLP young people’s steering group, the […]

We need to improve asthma awareness

18th September 2017

GP Dr Tonia Myers writes about the need to increase asthma awareness in London to avoid more tragic outcomes Who would believe that in the 21st century children in the UK are still dying from asthma at an average rate of one child under 14 dying every month in 2016. Sadly, the vast majority of […]

Why having a community children’s asthma service is so important

18th September 2017

The Children’s Asthma Team at Croydon writes about the ‘September Spike’ and the importance of prevention September will be a busy time for our Children’s Asthma Team at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust in the lead up to the ‘September Spike’ (week 38); a well-documented phenomenon that sees a sharp increase in emergency hospital admissions […]

Learning lessons will improve asthma care

14th September 2017

With 12 children in London dying of asthma each year, paediatrician Ronny Cheung writes about tackling the factors that contribute to these avoidable outcomes Asthma is the most common long term condition of children and young people in the UK.  Most of us have a relative or friend who has a child with asthma and in […]

‘Simply’ asthma

14th September 2017

Asthma Nurse Specialist Ana Marote explains why education is key to enabling young people with asthma to live a healthy life Asthma UK states that 1.1 million children (1 in 11) have asthma; that’s 2-3 in every school class. The UK has among the highest prevalence rates of asthma symptoms in children worldwide and as […]