Tag: asthma

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 […]

Why do an asthma peer review?

16th September 2020

by Sam Rostom, North Central London, Children and Young People’s Programme Director How can you fix something… if you don’t know what the problem looks like? Asthma affects a large number of children and young people in north-central London (NCL) and nationally. Approximately three people in every classroom have asthma, and it is the most […]

Healthier Air Indoors – new resources for families

15th September 2020

by Anne Greenough, Professor of Neonatology and Clinical Respiratory Physiology, Director of Education and Training at King’s Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre.  Anne is a member of the Indoor Air Quality Working Party and has been working to make the findings of the scientific review, published earlier this year, accessible to children, parents and […]

Medicines optimisation in asthma – Role of a Paediatric Specialist Pharmacist

14th September 2020

by Sukeshi Makhecha, Specialist Paediatric Asthma Pharmacist, Royal Brompton and Evelina Hospitals Asthma deaths in the UK are amongst the highest in Europe, with children being the most vulnerable, particularly the adolescent population. Yet frustratingly the figures do not seem to be improving, despite the fact that most are avoidable. So I decided to join […]

Why is good primary care essential for children and young people’s asthma

2nd September 2020

The majority of children and young people with asthma are cared for within primary and community care by their GP and Practice Nurse. Join Oliver Anglin (GP and NCL children’s lead), Julia Moody (GP and children’s lead Tower Hamlets) and Ren Lawlor (Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Senior Lecturer, University of Greenwich) on Friday 18 September […]

Why is good primary care essential for CYP asthma

1st September 2020

An interactive webinar on how good primary care is vital for improving the health outcomes and experience of CYP with asthma across London The majority of children and young people with asthma are cared for within primary and community care by their GP and Practice Nurse. Join Oliver Anglin (GP and NCL children’s lead), Julia […]

Role of pharmacy for children and young peoples asthma during Covid

1st September 2020

An interactive webinar on how pharmacy can support children and young people with asthma during Covid-19 and beyond Pharmacists are an accessible and expert source of help and information for children and young people with asthma and their families. This webinar is designed to offer guidance and resources to help improve asthma care by giving […]