Ask About Asthma - 14 to 20 September

The Healthy London Partnership is running their fourth Ask About Asthma campaign with the NHS from 14 to 20 September to raise awareness of the three simple measures that should be taken to help all children and young people with asthma.

One in 10 children and young people in London have asthma but less than half of these have an asthma management plan or know how to use their inhaler correctly. Many have badly managed asthma – to the extent that 4,000 are admitted to hospital with asthma every year and 170 have such a severe episode that they require admission to intensive care.

This September, Healthy London Partnership and NHS England (London), supported by the Mayor of London, are running their fourth public awareness campaign #AskAboutAsthma to encourage small steps to improve the quality of life of those living with asthma in London.

Keeping children’s asthma under control is particularly important this year due to the coronavirus and any potential second wave.

The campaign aims to encourage health professionals, children and young people and their families to 'ask' for three simple effective interventions to help them control their asthma by:

  • having an asthma management plan
  • being able to use their inhaler effectively
  • having an annual asthma review (as a minimum).

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