Asthma

Asthma is a common life-threatening condition and its severity is often not recognised.  Asthma is a medical condition characterised by intermittent, reversible airway obstruction. Asthma is a condition that affects the airways – the small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. When a person with asthma comes into contact with something Read More …

From 1 October, children will have access to a spare emergency inhaler at school

After almost 4 years of campaigning by Asthma UK, the law is changing to keep children with asthma safe at school. From 1 October, children will have access to a spare emergency inhaler at school. Previous legislation meant it was illegal for schools to have a spare emergency inhaler, even though exemptions existed for organisations like Read More …

National Review of Asthma Deaths Released

World Asthma Day 2014, the most far reaching National Review of Asthma Deaths has been published. Shockingly it shows almost half of deaths could have been avoided with better routine care. It has identified prescribing errors of a horrifying scale and is a damning indictment of current routine practice. Asthma UK’s full report on these findings Read More …

201 Hospital admissions a day due to Asthma

National Asthma week this week and Asthma UK state that 201 people who will be hospitalised a day because of their asthma. That’s one every 7 minutes!  They’ll be fighting for breath as their chest gets tighter and tighter and they panic, scared of what might happen if they don’t get to hospital in time. Asthma can be life threatening Read More …