I am very excited to once again to be part of the fantastic Ask About Asthma campaign, led by Healthy London Partnership and supported by North London Partners in Health & Care, running from next week the 14th – 20th September 2020.
September is the perfect time to remind ourselves about the key messages for good asthma care as it coincides with returning to school and is also notably, the month where hospital admissions for asthma increase.
I am especially passionate about this annual campaign as my eldest daughter has asthma and I know first-hand how worrying and challenging this long term condition can be to manage, if you don’t have the right information and support available.
Asthma continues to be a key priority for North London Partners in Health and Care and over the last few years we have developed a whole-system asthma plan with our partners, in order to address and improve outcomes for children and young people with asthma. Fundamentally, this is about ensuring children, young people and families with asthma receive the appropriate treatment, at the right time and in the right place, to enable them to remain as well as possible.
Whilst this year has already seen lots of change, not least due to the pandemic, helpfully there are some things that don’t change! The three key messages for good asthma care remain:
- Make sure you have an Asthma Action Plan in place
- Ensure that you/your child have the correct inhaler technique
- Make sure you have an Annual Asthma Review
This Ask About Asthma week there are so many examples of good asthma care being shared, including blogs, vlogs, briefings, webinars – as well as a virtual conference on 16th September ‘Back to school in the time of COVID 19’.
We hope you take part in this important campaign #AskAboutAsthma