A new asthma toolkit has been launched to support clinicians, GPs, pharmacists, commissioners, schools and parents in care in London to provide the best care for children and young people asthma.
The online toolkit has been developed by Healthy London Partnership, a partnership between all 32 London Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and NHS England (London region).
The online toolkit aims to ensure that everyone supporting children and young people with asthma in London can access all the practical resources and information they need to provide the best care in one place.
There are separate sections for hospital staff, commissioners, GPs, pharmacists, schools and parents and carers of children and young people with asthma.
Each section includes practical downloadable resources, guidance, advice and examples of best practice, including communication and integrated care, in children’s asthma care from across London.
Based on the London asthma standards for children and young people, the asthma toolkit has been developed in consultation with clinicians, pharmacists, GPs, school nurses and commissioners and was launched for testing with users in May.
More than 200,000 children and young people have asthma in London – that’s three children in every classroom – but there are inconsistencies in asthma care across the capital.
There is a high rate of preventable asthma-related emergency admissions for children and young people, not enough children have an asthma management plan and all services need to work more closely together. The toolkit highlights the small changes that can make a big difference.
The toolkit can be found at www.healthylondon.org/asthmatoolkit