Asthma is a common long-term condition that can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness. The severity of these symptoms varies from person to person. Asthma can be controlled well in most people most of the time, although some people may have more persistent problems.
To access up to date information and guidance click on the links below:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: NICE guideline [NG80] Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management: www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng80/resources/asthma-diagnosis-monitoring-and-chronic-asthma-management-pdf-1837687975621
NICE interactive asthma flowchart – Asthma https://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/asthma
NHS Asthma: www.nhs.uk/conditions/asthma/
Emergency asthma inhalers for use in schools – Guidance for schools in England on using emergency inhalers. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/416468/emergency_inhalers_in_schools.pdf
Treatment of Acute Exacerbation of Asthma
Better, faster, more personalised asthma treatment – 3 projects funded through a collaboration between Innovate UK and Asthma UK will help ensure asthma patients receive better treatment. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/better-faster-more-personalised-asthma-treatment
Kavanagh J, Jackson DJ, Kent BD. Over- and under-diagnosis in asthma. Breathe 2019; 15: e20–e27.