It’s time to #AskAboutAsthma

News: AskAboutAsthma

The Healthy London Partnership’s #AskAboutAsthma campaign will return for a fourth year this month to improve the lives of young people in the time of COVID-19.

One in 10 children and young people in London have asthma but less than half have a management plan or know how to use their inhaler correctly.

This September, to coincide with children and young people returning back to school in the time of Covid and the highest hospital admission rates for asthma,

#AskAboutAsthma: In the time of COVID-19 will aim 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 pandemic and any potential second wave.

The campaign will run from 14 to 20 September 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)

These simple measures will help improve the quality of life for children and young people suffering from this long-term condition.

As part of the campaign, for the first time, a virtual conference will also be held on Wednesday 16 September. It will include interactive presentations and the latest developments on how best to support young patients during COVID-19. You can register via Eventbrite.

A week-long schedule of webinars, podcasts and blogs, focusing on a different subject such as primary care, schools and air quality, will also take place each day.

You can find out more on Healthy London's campaign page.

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Published on 11th September 2020