Your Asthma Action Plan

Your asthma action plan

Your asthma action plan tells you everything you need to know about looking after your asthma in one place.

Your personalised asthma action plan has all the information and tips you need to stay well. Based on your asthma history, it tells you:

  • which medicines to take each day
  • how to spot if your asthma’s getting worse – and what to do
  • what an asthma attack is and what to do if you have one.

Research shows using one means you’re four times less likely to need a hospital stay for your asthma. And with fewer asthma symptoms you’ll be less likely to need time off work or school.

How to get an asthma action plan

Just download one here and fill it in with your GP or asthma nurse

Are you the parent of a child under 12? Read our tips on getting the best from a child's asthma action plan.

"My written asthma action plan helps me judge how well I am – and know what I need to do if I’m not.”
- Vicki Shenton

How to use your asthma action plan

  1. Take a photograph of it and keep it on your phone
    You can check what to do if your asthma gets worse.
  2. Send your friends, family and co-workers a photo of it
    Then they’ll know what to do if you have an asthma attack.
  3. Put copies of your action plan in places you see every day
    Reminders on your fridge door or your desk can help you remember your medicines.
  4. Check your action plan once a month
    Put a reminder on your phone to check you’re taking your day-to-day medicines and you know what to do if your symptoms get worse.
  5. Take it whenever you see your doctor or asthma nurse
    So you can keep it up to date with new prescriptions or new things to look out for.

Questions about your action plan?

Want to know more about the medicines on your plan? Got any other questions? Chat to one of Asthma UK’s friendly, expert nurses on 0300 222 5800 (9am - 5pm; Mon - Fri) or WhatsApp them on 07378 606 728

Last updated September 2018

Next review due September 2021