Supporting Secondary Healthcare Professionals

‘All that wheezes is not asthma.’

Find out here how to make an accurate diagnosis and other diagnoses to consider

Resources for families following a diagnosis of asthma

Educating families is essential if they are to be able to feel empowered and able to self-manage their children’s asthma. This section provides the resources to support this

Resources for young people following a diagnosis of asthma

Young people are beginning to take control of their own health. This section provides resources specifically designed for them

How to use your devices information sheets

Accurate delivery of medication to the lungs is essential for it to be effective. All children should be trained in the use of their specific inhaler device at least annually. All metered dose inhalers (MDIs) should always be given via a spacer. Devices that don’t require a spacer can be useful for use when out and about but shouldn’t be used during an asthma exacerbation. Use our easy to follow information sheets for the different devices to support this training.