This guide sets out the importance of supporting people with asthma to self-manage and includes specific guidance for commissioners and those developing services on how this can be done.
Asthma is one of the most challenging long term conditions for patients and the NHS – with the UK having the highest prevalence of asthma in the world.
Developed with the support of Asthma UK,the British Thoracic Society and the
Primary Care Respiratory Society UK, Primary Care Commissioning has produced a good practice guide with input from the major professional bodies, patient groups and health service managers. It sets out the 15 points that good asthma services need to include, including supporting people with asthma to self-manage, with detailed advice for commissioners and service developers together with examples of good practice.