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Children and young people asthma films

10th February 2022

The following films around asthma and asthma care have been produced for children and young people. Preventable is a short film written, produced and directed by young people to help and support young asthmatics and those who care for them. This version has been specially adapted for our team and can be used to help […]

Air Quality as an asthma trigger

12th August 2019

London suffers from high levels of air pollution traffic in a similar way to most UK cities, but the sheer size of the city, along with a dense road network and high buildings, means that central London tends to be one of the most polluted places in the UK. Air pollution acts as a trigger […]

Case studies  

6th August 2018

Case studies describing improvement projects focused on managing asthma for children and young people are featured here and throughout the other sections of the London Asthma Toolkit.  We are grateful to all the teams involved for sharing this work. For more information about the asthma toolkit, or to provide feedback or examples of best practice, […]

Print version

31st October 2017

Download a printable version of this section below. This asthma toolkit aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people with the condition. The purpose of this toolkit is to ensure there is a more holistic and joined up approach to caring for young people with asthma.  Download a printable version of this section […]

Workforce

31st October 2017

Presentations to support you to develop your workforce and improve schools for care of children and young people with asthma If we are to achieve the goal of improved asthma care and integration of services we need to commission a different shape of health services. We will need to commission school nursing to deliver asthma […]

Presentations for teaching

31st October 2017

Sample presentations to support teacher training for asthma care NHS Whittington and NHS Islington have shared sample slides used for briefing students and to support teacher training for asthma care with the aim of developing more asthma friendly schools (AFS). Assembly for primary school students Assembly for secondary school students  Training for teachers, by Nickola […]

Action plans

31st October 2017

This section is intended for clinicians caring for children with asthma in a hospital or tertiary care setting. It outlines examples of best practice in the assessment, treatment and ongoing management of children and young people with asthma in an acute setting. If a child has a personalised asthma action plan they are four times […]

Workforce

24th October 2017

More information to support workforce development for pharmacists in London Pharmacists play a key role in providing quality healthcare particularly in the area of medicines optimisation. Development of a pharmacy workforce that is fit for the future will be will be key in supporting the implementation of the standards. Please find useful workforce related guidance […]

Schools

20th October 2017

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. Explore the toolkit… For more information about the asthma toolkit, or to provide feedback or examples of best practice, […]

What to do if your child is having an asthma attack

20th October 2017

An asthma attack happens when a child can’t get enough air into their lungs, they may cough and wheeze. The checklist below will help you understand what is happening and what action to take. Stay with them and send someone to get their spacer and inhaler. Reassure your child and try to keep them calm. […]