A network is a forum which brings together a community of health and social care professionals, commissioners, patients, parents/carers and others to work in partnership with the shared goal of improving care for children and young people (CYP) with asthma. Members are able to collaborate across organisations and patient pathways to identify gaps in care through benchmarking and taking collective action to integrate care, and to drive improvement and outcomes.
Every ICS area of London has a children and young people’s asthma network in place.
This document includes some helpful information on establishing an asthma network, and this blog from Dr Stephen Goldring, Chair of the North West London network, gives some insight into the early stages of network development. Recent examples of the work of the NWL network can be found here.