#AskAboutAsthma 2022

Due to the sad news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, the #AskAboutAsthma campaign has been rescheduled as a mark of respect during the period of National Mourning. The new campaign week will take place from 3 – 9 October 2022. 

 

#AskAboutAsthma is back for 2022. Now in its sixth year, the campaign is about making simple changes to children and young people’s care that will make a big difference to how they experience their asthma. Our vision is for every person involved in the care of a child or young person with asthma – from GPs and nurses to parents/carers, teachers and youth group leaders – to know about the four asks that can help every person to manage their condition and live full, active lives.

As part of the #AskAboutAsthma campaign, we want everyone involved in the care of children and young people with asthma to be even more prepared for week 38 – the week where nationally there is a rise in asthma attacks following the return to school after the summer holidays. By sharing learning, resources and key information, we can help even more children and young people to ask about asthma and get the right care in place.

Browse this page or jump to:

  1. Campaign aims
  2. Campaign theme
  3. Campaign week schedule
  4. Download communications toolkits
  5. Sign up to the virtual conference and webinars

#AskAboutAsthma 2022 campaign aims

The #AskAboutAsthma campaign encourages children and young people, their families, and those involved in their care, to ensure four simple and effective measures to help them control their asthma:

1. 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 go to hospital for their asthma.

2. Understand how to use inhalers correctly

Less than three-quarters of children and young people have any form of instruction in how to use their inhaler. Poor inhaler technique means patients don’t get the full benefit of their asthma medication.

3. Schedule an asthma review – every year and after every attack

An asthma review by an appropriately trained clinician after every attack helps to work out what went wrong. An annual review ensures effective management of the condition.


And for 2022, we’ve added a fourth ask:

4. Consider air pollution and its impact on lung health

We want to ensure that every asthma conversation considers the impact of outdoor and indoor air pollution on children and young people’s asthma.

Campaign theme

This year we are highlighting the additional challenges caused by inequalities in care for children and young people with asthma and how these can be addressed #asthmacareforall

Campaign week schedule

A week-long schedule of virtual events and daily content including podcasts, blogs and videos has been planned. See the updated 2022 campaign week schedule here

Get involved

We want everyone to get involved in this campaign. Download the updated 2022 campaign communications toolkit which contains social media graphics and messaging, a poster and suggested copy for newsletters and emails. This generic toolkit which can be used by any supporter of the campaign, please use it to help share the rescheduled campaign week locally.

Use the menu below to download tailored messaging and campaign assets to promote the new campaign week across ions settings including schools, GP practices, youth organisations and many more. Download as many toolkits as you like and help spread the word!

Scroll down and you’ll also find information and links to register to attend the themed webinars and one-day conference which will take place during the campaign week.

Download our communications toolkits for tailored audiences

Join our webinars and the one-day conference

One-day virtual conference

This year’s one-day virtual conference will be held on 6 October from 9:00am – 4:30pm.

There will be sessions on:

  • Air pollution and asthma
  • The impact of the National Bundle of Care on reducing health inequalities
  • Asthma and the green agenda
  • How data can improve care and reduce health inequalities
  • Clinical and national updates.

Further information and registration details can be found here.

Daily webinars

As part of #AskAboutAsthma 2022 we are hosting daily webinars from 12 – 16 September focused on children and young people’s asthma care. These events are designed for stakeholders across the spectrum of CYP asthma systems.

Ask The Expert webinar (Monday 3 October, 12.30 – 13.30pm)

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.

Nurses webinar (Tuesday 4 October, 12:30 – 13:30pm)

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.

Pharmacy webinar (Wednesday 5 October, 19.30 – 20.30pm)

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.

Primary care webinar (Friday 7 October, 12.30 – 13.30pm)

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.