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.
Everyone with asthma should have an action plan. People who have one are better equipped to manage their symptoms and so less likely to be admitted to hospital for their 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
- Take a photograph of it and keep it on your phone
You can check what to do if your asthma gets worse.
- Send your friends, family and co-workers a photo of it
Then they’ll know what to do if you have an asthma attack.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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