World Asthma Day 2023

This year, World Asthma Day (WAD) 2023 takes place on Tuesday 2 May. This annual event is organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), a World Health Organization collaborative organization.

WAD is held each year to raise awareness of asthma worldwide. Although asthma cannot be cured, it is possible to manage asthma to reduce and prevent asthma attacks.

GINA has chosen ‘Asthma Care For All’ as the theme for the 2023 World Asthma Day.

In the UK, people are still missing out on the basic care they need to manage their asthma, putting them at greater risk of having a potentially life-threatening asthma attack.

Good asthma care includes having an asthma review after every attack and at least once a year, knowing how to use your inhaler correctly, having a written asthma action plan and knowing about the potential impact of air pollution on your asthma.


Download the World Asthma Day 2023 Communications Toolkit

Learning from NWL about over-reliance on SABAs

Alison Summerfield, Nurse Consultant Hillingdon Hospitals;  Darush Attah-Zadeh, Clinical Fellow Respiratory Pharmacist at Imperial College & Co-Chair of the CYP Pharmacy Asthma Group

How NEL are using their ICS pilot to focus on deprivation

Laura King, Highly Specialist Practitioner for Children & Young People’s Asthma for North-East London

How can an air pollution clinic support CORE20PLUS5 CYP asthma deliverables?

Abi Whitehouse, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, Royal London Hospital

How Whipps Cross are using their 48-hour review pilot to support CORE20PLUS5

Amutha Anpananthar, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Training Programme Director, London School of Paediatrics




World Asthma Day 2022: a morning of learning on children and young people’s asthma

Find the complete slide deck here: World Asthma Day 2022 presentations

Click to watch the full recording.

And view or download responses to popular questions raised during the meeting.