Signposting to more information and resources to help primary and community healthcare professionals use asthma audits and meet numbers 3, 4, 9, 24 and 37 of the standards.

The British Thoracic Society respiratory clinical audit programme undertakes an annual audit of paediatric care.

  Results are available on the British Thoracic Society website 

  or visit the National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence  network  

Understanding childhood asthma in London

Healthy London Partnership in conjunction with Harrow CCG undertook an audit of management of asthma care across London.  This audit is intended to highlight potential preventable problems related to the management of attacks and also to stimulate change by health professionals in the treatment of attacks; in particular by assessing all patients within a few days of treatment for an attack and optimising treatment and reducing future risk. This report has demonstrated that the implementation of a clinical asthma audit has helped decrease CYP hospital admissions by 16%, with obvious advantages for patients, their families and the local health economy.

Download the Management of CYP with asthma: a clinical audit report.

Quick links to resources

Further information on the audit can be downloaded here

Download the data-collection pro forma or use the online audit completion tool (insert your audit results online)

Example report from Harrow audit

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

PRIMIS asthma audit

The Asthma Care Audit Tool is available free to help practices audit their clinical data helping them optimise the management and care of patients with asthma and reduce their risk of exacerbation and hospital admissions.

  Go to the University of Nottingham’s website for more information 

  Visit the PrescQIPP website for an up to date auditable asthma register

  Visit the Primary Care Respiratory Society for the 2014 asthma audit information