Asthma is the most common long-term medical condition affecting children and young people.
1 in 11 children are affected by the condition which if poorly managed can impact on every aspect
of their lives including their participation in learning and school activities.
The #AskAboutAsthma campaign encourages children and young people, their families, and those
involved in their care, to ensure four simple and effective measures to help them control their
- Has an asthma action plan in place
A written asthma action plan drawn up between a clinician and patient means people are four
times less likely to have to attend hospital for their asthma.
- Understands how to use inhalers correctly
Poor inhaler technique means patients don’t get the full benefit of their asthma medication.
How to use your inhaler | Asthma UK
- Knows children should schedule an asthma review – every year and after every attack
An annual review by an appropriately trained clinician ensures effective management of the
condition. An asthma review after every attack helps to work out what went wrong and reduce
the chance of recurrence.