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Excellence in Asthma Reviews

In the UK 5.4 million people receive treatment for asthma.1

Guidance from various bodies recommend that patients with chronic conditions, including asthma, should have at least an annual structured review by a specialist healthcare professional.2,3,4

Furthermore, those at high risk of severe asthma attacks should be monitored more closely, ensuring that their Personalised Asthma Action Plans (PAAPs) are reviewed and updated at each review.3

In this presentation Ms Barrett draws on her own experience of conducting asthma reviews whilst reflecting on asthma itself as not only a long-term condition but the diagnosis, the individual patient, and the aims of good asthma care.

References:

1. British lung foundation Asthma statistics | British Lung Foundation (blf.org.uk)

2. Royal College of Physicians. Why asthma still kills. The national review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD) Confidential enquiry report 2014

3. SIGN 158 British guideline on the management of asthma sign158-updated.pdf

4. NICE [NG80] Recommendations | Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management | Guidance | NICE

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  • Frances Barrett

    Respiratory Nurse Specialist

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