This information helps GPs and other community healthcare professionals meet numbers 5, 6 and 18 of the standards. All children should have a holistic assessment of their physical, psychological & social needs.
- This case study from Barking Havering and Redbridge describes a near miss involving the use of a home nebuliser. The following letter was sent out by the London Asthma Leadership and Implementation Group in response, warning that nebulisers and salbutamol nebules should only be prescribed for the treatment of asthma by secondary or tertiary care.
- Northwest London have developed prescribing guidance for GPs treating children and young people with asthma
Useful templates for assessment and management
- Access to documents about recognition of an acute exacerbation and how to manage it
- Assessment of a child after an unscheduled visit (Healthy London Partnership)
- Children and Young People’s service Acute Asthma / Wheeze Pathway
- Clinical assessment tool for the child with acute exacerbation of asthma 2-16 years management within a community setting
- EMIS template
- Find out more about the PACE SETTER Award UK by the Children and Young People’s Service
- Islington CCG Preschool Primary Care Asthma Guidelines
- Islington CCG Over Fives Primary Care Asthma Guidelines
- Management of acute exacerbation of asthma / wheeze primary care clinical assessment tool for children under two years (NHS England
- Management of acute exacerbation of asthma / wheeze primary care clinical assessment tool for children over two years (NHS England)
- NICE guidelines on management of asthma in children and young people
- Objective measurement of lung function is important in the diagnosis and assessment of acute and chronic asthma. This guide on peak flow measurement will provide support to clinicians.
- Primary care standards: Managing asthma in children and young people (Greater Manchester)
- Watch our short film to find out more about primary and community asthma care
- London’s integrated urgent care Clinical Assessment Service (CAS) have developed a Mild Paediatric Asthma Pathway for use in children aged 5 – 16 years old (GP only)
- Stop smoking support letter template for parents and carers developed by North East London ICS. See the original signed letter here.