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, […]

Ask About Asthma 3 – 16 September 2018

29th June 2018

  London’s #AskAboutAsthma campaign is back on! This year running from 3-16 September. Last year was a great success and this year we want to do even better. It’s three simple asks. If you’re working or caring for children and young people with asthma make sure they 1) have an asthma plan 2) can use […]

#AskAboutAsthma from vision to reality: 21 November 2017

22nd November 2017

Presentations from the 21 November 2017 #AskAboutAsthma event hosted by our children and young people’s programme.  Throughout the day there were a number of inspiring and informative presentations.  Delegates were able to learn about best practice examples from across the system; including primary care, pharmacy and mental health.  Innovative ideas to promote self-care and to […]

#AskAboutAsthma from vision to reality

22nd November 2017

Our many thanks to those who took part in our #AskAboutAsthma campaign The #AskAboutAsthma campaign set out a vision for the transformation of asthma care for children and young people across London. An event was held on 21 November 2017 that brought together people from across the system who are beginning to turn the vision into […]

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 […]

Asthma friendly schools

31st October 2017

The asthma friendly schools (AFS) programme sets out clear, effective partnership arrangements between health, education and local authorities for managing children and young people with asthma at primary and secondary schools. The asthma friendly schools programme will help you to meet standards 11, 17, 18, 39. This includes the adoption of government policy on emergency […]

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 […]

Evidence and resources

24th October 2017

Evidence and resources to support primary and community healthcare professionals to improve asthma care for children and young people in London. Islington CCG have used Tom’s story to show benefits of integrated care networked for children and young people. The primary care respiratory academy commissioning platform aims to offer the tools and resources that you […]


24th October 2017

This page contains information for pharmacists about successfully doing medicine use reviews for children and young people. Medicines use reviews (MUR) Patients with respiratory disease have been identified nationally for targeting through MURs. An MUR is designed to support a more in depth medication review. It involves an accredited community pharmacist undertaking structured adherence-centred reviews with […]