This section is intended for clinicians caring for children with asthma in a hospital or tertiary care setting. It outlines examples of best practice in the assessment, treatment and ongoing management of children and young people with asthma in an acute setting. (It will help you achieve standards 3, 4, 9, 19, 24, 32 and 37)

Audit against the London asthma standards and the Nice quality standards and ongoing improvement towards are essential components of good asthma care

  NICE Asthma Qualty Standard [QS25] 

  Example audit of asthma wheezy pathway – Bradford

Understanding childhood asthma in London

We are working with NHS Harrow CCG to audit management of children and young people’s asthma care across London. The aim is highlight potential preventable problems related to managing asthma attacks and stimulate change by health professionals in the treatment of attack. In particular, by assessing all patients within a few days of treatment for an attack, optimising treatment and reducing future risk.

Quick links to resources

A step by step online audit completion tool is available online to insert your audit results.

For more information contact Dr Mark L Levy, Respiratory Lead for Harrow:

National audits

  The British Thoracic Society respiratory clinical audit programme undertakes an annual audit of paediatric care, visit the website for results.

  Results are also available via the National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network (Chimat) portal.

 Royal College Emergency Medicine (RCECM) audit – see page 4 for asthma