Schools play a major role in ensuring a safe environment for children and young people with asthma. This section includes guidance and practical resources to support teachers and school nurses to care for children with asthma.
London schools guide
Healthy London Partnership, in conjunction with the asthma friendly team in Islington, has produced a guide to enable schools to manage children and young people with asthma effectively in the pre-school, early years, primary and secondary school setting.
Hillingdon Hospital have developed a form for schools which they submit on a monthly basis to provide information about their asthmatic children and young people. A comprehensive integrated pathway and appropriate infrastructure is in place taking action on the information submitted.
Healthy London Partnership guidance – Supply of Salbutamol Inhalers to Schools – this example letter from NEL for distribution to schools in BHR encourages understanding and uptake of the standards associated with salbutamol in schools
Videos and interactive resources
This case study details how the team at St George’s hospital in Tooting have put together an emergency kit that could save the lives of children and young people who suffer a severe asthma attack at school. The emergency asthma bags have been sent to all primary and secondary schools in Wandsworth and Merton.
Asthma board game
Queen Mary University of London has produced an asthma board game and app, complete with triggers. Please click here to access a variety of resources. For more information, please contact Dr. Gioia Mosler firstname.lastname@example.org or Katherine Harris email@example.com.