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London asthma toolkit

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For any information related to coronavirus please see Asthma UK’s advice here
PCRS has also drawn together sources of information which will be updated regularly here

Better care across the system for children and young people with asthma.
Healthcare professionals, school staff, parents, carers, children and young people are encouraged to use our toolkit to ensure young people and children with asthma have the best care and experiences in London. It can help organisations implement London’s asthma ambitions and London’s asthma standards for children and young people.

Endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).


RCPCH has updated their guidance on which children should be “shielding”. Louise Fleming has provided a summary: most asthmatics do not need to continue shielding. Those with severe asthma – i.e on a biologic or maintenance prednisolone –  should be considered on a case by case basis. Download the full guidance.

Please see Asthma UK’s advice for parents and carers who have children with asthma about the reopening of schools.

Asthma UK has updated its guidance on advising parents how they can prepare their children for going back to school including tips to cut the risk of them having an asthma attack.

Dr Louise Fleming, honorary consultant in paediatric respiratory medicine at London’s Royal Brompton Hospital, reflects on the pandemic’s consequences for children, read more.