To prevent deaths, reduce the number of admissions and improve quality of life for children and young people (CYP) with asthma.
Asthma is the most common long-term medical condition affecting children and young people. 1 in 11 CYP are affected by the condition, meaning 170,820 people aged under 18 have asthma in London. Many have badly managed asthma – to the extent that 2,707 are admitted to hospital with asthma every year and 130 have such a severe episode that they require admission to intensive care. Many more have reduced quality of life because of asthma, and are unable to take part in sport and other activities. to share best practice and informal networking.
What are we doing to tackle asthma in London
We work collaboratively across the whole asthma system, with direction from the London Asthma Leadership and Implementation Group, to find solutions to challenges, and support one another by sharing experience and training. We provide forums for clinical professionals, such as specialist asthma nurses and pharmacists,
We have developed:
- a set of ambitions for how asthma care should be delivered across the city
- London asthma standards for children and young people which bring together these ambitions for London with national and local standards
- an online London asthma toolkit to support healthcare professionals, commissioners, schools, parents, carers, and CYP in London, to deliver the National Bundle of Care for CYP with Asthma and implement the asthma standards.
Alongside this we run an annual #AskAboutAsthma campaign during September.
Stay up to date on our work
- Join our mailing list to hear the latest news and updates on London CYP asthma.
- Colleagues in and out of London can also request to join the London region FutureNHS collaboration workspace for CYP Asthma
- Find out more information about asthma or visit our CYP asthma page, hosted by Transformation Partners in Health and Care.