#AskAboutAsthma is back for 2023. Now in its seventh year the campaign encourages simple changes to children and young people’s care that will make a big difference to how they experience their asthma. The 2023 #AskAboutAsthma campaign will run from 11 – 17 September, ahead of the rise in asthma attacks in September when students go back to school after their summer holidays. The campaign is run by the NHS England – London Babies, Children and Young People’s Transformation team and centres around four steps to help manage asthma:
- get an asthma action plan in place.
- understand how to use inhalers correctly.
- schedule an asthma review every year and after every attack.
- consider air pollution and its impact on lung health – every asthma conversation should include indoor and outdoor air pollution.
This year’s theme is “Widening our view” and is shining a light on the wider factors of children and young people’s asthma care including housing, mould and vaping. “Widening our view” also helps us to raise the profile of asthma; reaching out to everyone who has asthma, their friends, families and the whole system that cares for them.
Please help share the #AskAboutAsthma campaign so more Londoners learn about these four steps to managing asthma. Visit the 2023 campaign webpage for more information and resources.