Feedback sought on new toolkit to improve children's asthma care
A new asthma toolkit is being developed to support health professionals and schools in Southwark to provide better care for children and young people in London with asthma.
The online toolkit has been developed by Healthy London Partnership, a partnership between all 32 London Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), including NHS Southwark CCG, and NHS England (London region).
Healthy London Partnership is now seeking feedback on the toolkit from GPs, pharmacists, teachers, school nurses and parents and carers in London. This will be used to develop the toolkit further to ensure it is as useful and practical as possible.
The online toolkit aims to ensure that everyone supporting children and young people with asthma in London can access all the practical resources and information they need to provide the best care.
Based on the London asthma standards for children and young people, the toolkit includes separate sections for commissioners, primary and community care, pharmacists, schools, hospital staff and parents and carers of children and young people with asthma.
Each section includes practical downloadable resources, including example asthma management plans and service specifications, as well as guidance, advice and examples of best practice in children's asthma care from across London.
The pharmacy section will also link to a new e learning hub for pharmacists, developed by Healthy London Partnership and Education for Health and funded by Health Education England. The e learning hub aims to provide learning experiences that support pharmacists to develop their skills in supporting children and young people with asthma.
More than 200,000 children and young people have asthma in London – that's three children in every classroom
The toolkit can be found on the myhealthlondon website
Please send any feedback or examples of best practice you would like to be added to the toolkit to firstname.lastname@example.org