#AskAboutAsthma is back for 2022. The campaign encourages simple changes to children and young people’s care that will make a big difference to how they experience their asthma.
The campaign encourages children, young people and their parents and carers to understand how to best manage their asthma:
1. get an asthma action plan in place,
2. understand how to use inhalers correctly,
3. schedule an asthma review – every year and after every attack, and
4. consider air pollution and its impact on lung health.
Ask the Expert webinar
The webinar will run today on Monday 3 October between 12.30pm to 1.30pm.
This is an interactive session for children, young people and their families, as well as everyone working in the field of CYP asthma. During the session, the panel of experts will answer some of the most common questions children, young people and their families have around asthma.
For more information and to register to attend, please visit their website.
Did you know?
1 in 11 are affected by the condition, which is around 3 in every London classroom. Many have badly managed asthma, with over 20,000 admitted to hospital every year in England. Over 4% of these have such a severe episode that they are admitted to intensive care
Find out more about the campaign including the 2022 theme on health inequalities: healthylondon.org/ask-about-asthma-2022.
- Children and young people’s asthma fact sheet
- Asthma and Lung UK
- NHS England & Improvement (London region) children and young people’s asthma programme
- London toolkit for children and young people with asthma
- London schools’ guide for the care of children and young people with asthma
- The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) image gallery
- Translated asthma action plans (suitable for adults and children aged over 12)