#AskAboutAsthma is back this September for its sixth year, and you are invited to be part of it.
For 2022, the #AskAboutAsthma campaign will run from 12 – 18 September, a week earlier than previous years. This is so everyone can take the learning, resources and key information shared to be even more prepared for week 38. Nationally, week 38 is the week where there is a rise in asthma attacks following the return to school after the summer holidays.
The #AskAboutAsthma campaign encourages children and young people, their families, and those involved in their care, to ensure four simple and effective measures to help them control their 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
This year we are highlighting the additional challenges caused by inequalities in care for children and young people with asthma and how these can be addressed.
Throughout the week there will be webinars, podcasts, blogs, vlogs, social media activity and a one-day virtual conference. Details of the one-day conference and webinars can be found below.
One-day virtual conference
This year’s one-day virtual conference will be held on 14 September 2022.
There will be sessions on:
- Air pollution and asthma
- The impact of the National Bundle of Care on reducing health inequalities
- Asthma and the green agenda
- How data can improve care and reduce health inequalities
- Clinical and national updates.
Further information and registration details can be found here.
As part of #AskAboutAsthma 2022 we are hosting daily webinars from 12 – 16 September focused on children and young people’s asthma care. These events are designed for stakeholders across the spectrum of CYP asthma systems.
- Ask The Expert webinar (Monday 12 September: 12.30 – 13.30)
This webinar is an interactive session for children, young people and their families, as well as everyone working in the field of CYP asthma. You will hear from experts responding to the most common questions children, young people and their families have on asthma with a focus on health inequalities. For further information and registration details, please click here.
- Pharmacy webinar (Tuesday 13 September: 19.30 – 20.30)
This evening webinar will highlight best practice and innovation within CYP asthma, with a specific focus on how pharmacy can improve equitable access to care. You will hear some of London’s leading pharmacists around which spacer to use, South East London’s Pharmacy Scheme and South West London’s Whole Systems Pharmacy work. For further information and registration details, please click here.
- Nurses webinar (Thursday 15 September 12:00 – 13:00)
This webinar focuses on the vital role that nurses can play in reducing health inequalities in children and young people's asthma care. Topics will include CYP asthma transformation at PCN level, reducing salbutamol use post-discharge and addressing health inequalities through the Asthma in Schools project in Norfolk. For further information and registration details, please click here.
- Primary care webinar (Friday 16 September: 12.30 – 13.30)
This webinar will update you on developments in children and young people's asthma care, with a focus on addressing health inequalities through primary care. You will hear from leading paediatricians on annual reviews and inhaler checks, referrals to severe asthma services and diagnosing viral wheeze and asthma. For further information and registration details, please click here.
The podcasts, short videos and blogs will be released during the week.