North London Partners in health and care

Standardising NCL asthma care to improve outcomes for children and young people

Members of North Central London’s (NCL) Paediatric Asthma Network attended and presented its work at the Healthy London Partnership Pan-London Asthma conference in September – providing a fantastic opportunity to showcase what partners have achieved so far and share their aspirations for the future.

The NCL Paediatric Asthma Network also agreed to work towards a standardised management plan and guidance for asthma and under 5 wheeze, when it met during #AskAboutAsthma Week on Monday 16 September.

Over the course of the week partners, patients, young people, nurses, doctors, blogged, pledged, tweeted and spoke about what they are doing to help improve health outcomes for children and young people living with asthma, or in the case of young people who have asthma, what helps them.

In order to reduce and control the main triggers of asthma NCL has developed five objectives that we are all working towards, covering health, schools, leisure, housing and air pollution.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to #AskAboutAsthma, see below for a list of blogs outlining the breath of work going on across NCL.

We are already starting to plan for the 2020 Asthma Conference which may take place on World Asthma Day Tuesday 5 May.

If you would like to be involved in it, contact

In the meantime here is a selection of our favourite memories from #AskAboutAsthma


Ask About Asthma highlights

  1. Developing a system-wide paediatric asthma plan

Photo L to R Dr Oliver Anglin, GP and Children and Young People Clinical Lead alongside Sam Rostom, Programme Director CYP who were asked to present the NCL asthma work at a Pan-London conference

  1. Blog: The best way to help children with asthma fulfil their potential is to help them control their asthma
    Dr Oliver Anglin, GP Camden and clinical lead north central London Children and Young People’s workstream
  2. Blog: What does indoor air quality mean and how can we improve it
    Tom Parkes, Senior Air Quality Officer, Camden Council
  3. Blog: How group consultations for families whose children have asthma is helping improve outcomes
    Ana Marote, Asthma Paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Whittington Health NHS Trust.
  4. Blog: Community Education: One thing I am doing to improve asthma outcomes for CYP
    Adama Kargbo, Children and Young People Atopy Clinical Nurse Specialist
  5. Blog: Addressing fuel poverty: One thing I am doing to improve asthma outcomes for children and young people
    Eamon Rooke, Energy Advisor at SHINE London