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#AskAboutAsthma

The Children and Young People’s Health Partnership (CYPHP) asthma team has pledged to improve the care it provides in Lambeth and Southwark, south London.

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Managers, researchers and the project team helped to raise awareness for the #AskAboutAsthma campaign run by Healthy London Partnership (HLP) and NHS England London:

Laura King
  • Nurse specialist Laura King pledged ‘to support and empower young people and their families to confidently self-manage their asthma and navigate the healthcare system effectively.’ 
  • The nursing team pledged ‘to bridge the gaps between secondary and primary care so children, young people and their families with asthma can be happy, healthy and well.’
  • For more, go to bit.ly/HL_myasthmapledge

 

#AskAboutAsthma wants children and young people with asthma to:

  • Have an asthma management plan
  • Use their inhalers effectively
  • Have an annual asthma review.

The campaign ran from 11 to 24 September to coincide with the new school year and to raise awareness of ‘week 38’ in mid-September, which shows the biggest spike in hospital admissions for asthma each year. Hundreds of pledges were made. London mayor Sadiq Khan got involved via a video on the HLP website: bit.ly/2ysmwrF

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