How Lewisham’s journey towards providing better asthma care for children and young people was achieved… One single aspect lies at the heart of our journey in Lewisham; partnership. In Lewisham strong partnership and professional commitment by clinicians, commissioners, public health and service users has been key for us setting our goal of improving health outcomes […]
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).
Vin Diwakar, regional medical director for NHS England (London), writes about the next steps for improving care for children and young people with asthma in London When taking up the role of regional medical director last year, I was determined to address some of the health challenges that faced the capital and to maximise on […]
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 […]
Dr Eugenia Lee is GP lead, Healthy London Partnership’s Children and Young People’s Programme. We asked her to tell us a few of the reasons that she’s so passionate about improving children and young people’s health in the capital. What is the biggest challenges to improving health for children and young people in London? There is a huge richness […]
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 […]
These standards bring together the aspirations for London, the NICE Asthma standards, British Thoracic Society guidelines and a number of other key resources into one document. They were developed by the London Strategic Clinical Network for Children and Young People’s Asthma Pathway Group, with a review by members of the Strategic Clinical Leadership Group and […]
A presentation to the Royal College of Nursing and Royal Pharmaceutical Society about why and how we need to transform London’s asthma care for children and young people. Background to Healthy London Partnership transformation programme Why is a collaborative approach to transforming asthma services needed? What we have done so far – asthma standards for […]