Tag: asthma

#AskAboutAsthma Campaign Week 2020

22nd September 2020

Thank you for all the support for our #AskAboutAsthma campaign week on keeping children’s asthma under control particularly more so this year due to the coronavirus and this second wave. Below you will find links to our blogs, podcasts, webinar recordings and slides from the campaign programme. Blogs Using all of the rainbow – painting […]

Protecting children from air pollution at school and beyond

20th September 2020

by Anthony Mysak, Portfolio Manager, Guys and St Thomas’ Charity As families prepare for their children’s return to school, many are focused on how to best protect their children from COVID-19. Concerns about children’s health are only compounded for those families with children with asthma. The start of the school year (known as week 38) […]

Asthma and indoor air quality

20th September 2020

by Catherine Sutton, Director, Airborne Allergy Action Catherine Sutton, mum to Edward, who has severe allergies and asthma, explains the recommendations of the recent Royal College of Paediatrics Report into Indoor Air Quality and Child Health and new NICE guidelines on Indoor Air Quality and their relevance to asthma prevention.  In January 2020 the Royal […]

Take a breather

19th September 2020

by Tori Hadaway, Community Children’s Specialist Asthma Nurse Schools are a great way to provide group education about asthma and allergy; they form a safe, local environment where children and young people (CYP) are geared to learn important lessons.  What better space to improve knowledge and awareness, empowering them to take responsibility for their own […]

Reflections on developing an asthma network

19th September 2020

by Dr Stephen Goldring, Consultant Paediatrician, Director of Clinical Studies, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Our first tentative meetings to establish the NWL asthma network were back in Autumn 2019, with a group of enthusiasts thinking about how to get everyone together and get started.   We entered the embryonic,  ‘forming’ stage, and had a […]

Back to school but not quite back to normal

18th September 2020

by Hannah Harniess For the last 6 months, our son has been shielded due to falling into the extremely clinically vulnerable category. For so many people who have been in this category, it has felt lonely and worrying at times. The virus was much less understood in March, but we now know that children have […]

How a Network Incentive Scheme can improve CYP asthma diagnosis and care

18th September 2020

by Tori Hadaway, Community Children’s Specialist Asthma Nurse The Tower Hamlets Network Incentive Scheme (NIS) challenged GPs to compare their data with that of other practices, aiming to improve standards of care for CYP with wheeze and asthma. What did they do? Each GP practice searched their database for children prescribed asthma treatments. Children were […]

Using all of the rainbow – painting the picture of better asthma care for children & young people: Understanding the Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge CCG asthma local incentive scheme

18th September 2020

by Dan Devitt, Children’s Commissioner In memory of Sophie Holman and with thanks to all those who are working to prevent deaths from asthma in London. Introduction From June 2019 to June 2020 I had the privilege of serving as a commissioner in the Barnet Havering & Redbridge (BHR) component of the new East London […]

St George’s Hospital asthma team update

17th September 2020

by Jo Lawson, Asthma Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist We have been living in very unfamiliar times at the moment and like the rest of the country, we have had to adapt the way we work to protect everyone around us. Since March most children have been homeschooled and kept socially distanced. This has led to […]