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London asthma toolkit

Print version

20th October 2017

Download a printable version of this section below. This asthma toolkit is 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 […]

Prevention and triggers

20th October 2017

There are a number of things you can do to help prevent asthma attacks. Triggers can be different for each child and it is important to identify what triggers their asthma. Around the home House dust mites, pets, mould and pollen can be a trigger for people with asthma. Pollen comes from trees, grasses and […]

Managing your child’s asthma

20th October 2017

It is important that you and your child understand asthma and the medicines prescribed to help control it. You may need to help your child make any necessary changes to their lifestyle. Asthma reviews All children and young people with asthma should have at least a yearly review, which is usually carried out either by […]

Education and resources

20th October 2017

It is important that children and young people with asthma, and their families, understand the condition. Their doctor or nurse should provide information and support about asthma. Children and young people should receive regular asthma education, either in school or via their GP. Resources and support are available to parents and carers wanting to find […]

Asthma action plan

20th October 2017

An asthma action plan is a written management plan agreed with your child’s doctor. If your child has an asthma plan they are four times less likely to have an asthma attack that requires emergency hospital treatment. The asthma action plan should help you recognise when your child’s symptoms are getting worse and give you […]

London asthma toolkit

20th October 2017

Coronavirus 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.   Our work to transform the care of children and young people in London with asthma through the development of the London Asthma Standard has been published in […]

London’s ambitions for asthma care for children and young people

9th September 2017

We have developed a set of ambitions for how asthma care should be delivered across the city. Each organisation (primary and community care, acute care, pharmacy, schools) will have a clear named lead who will be responsible and accountable for asthma (which includes children and young people).  

Toolkit for NHS trusts: supporting the NHS to reduce its impact on air pollution

23rd August 2017

Case studies and examples to support trusts to reduce their impact on air pollution. London suffers from high levels of air pollution. Air pollution acts as a trigger for many children and young people with asthma, contributing to ED and intensive care admissions, and possibly some asthma deaths. To provide support for this, we have […]


7th August 2016

Asthma is the most common long-term medical condition affecting children and young people. We have a wide collection of guides and resources available as part of the London Asthma Toolkit. Background 1 in 10 children and young people are affected by asthma, meaning 240,000 have the condition in London. Many have badly managed asthma – to […]