Ask About Asthma Week (20 – 26 September)

The #AskAboutAsthma campaign has been running for five years and partners in north central London have a strong track record of supporting the campaign locally. The campaign aims to raise awareness about asthma, share good practice across the sector and highlight the key interventions families need in place for good asthma care. 

This year the campaign is national and we are working with NHS England leads to continue to support this important campaign running 20 – 26 September.

Through a range of media and communications including blogs, podcasts and webinars, the campaign will be an interactive event which will enable the sharing of good practice and innovation across the sector and crucially, disseminating the three key messages for good asthma care.

The three key messages for good asthma care are:

  • 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

To reinforce the important message for good asthma we have produced two posters aimed at

The posters for parents and carers are available in English and community languages. You can download them here.

Dr Oliver Anglin, Children and Young People & NCL London CYP Asthma Clinical Lead; Dr Jo Sauvage, NCL CCG Chair and Islington GP and Clinical Lead for Sustainability for the London Regional Network;  Dr Shubhasree Mukherjee, Consultant Paediatrician Royal Free, are among the clinicians blogging during the week in support of the Ask About Asthma campaign .

Local authorities bloggers include Tom Parkes, Camden Air Quality lead and Eamon Rooke, Energy Advice Manager at Islington Council. NLP CYP ICS Programme Direction Lead Sam Rostom kicks off the week’s blogs explaining as a parent of a child with asthma why the three key messages are important.

Healthy London Partnership are running a series of webinars, find out more here.