- Written asthma action plans
- Resources for children with asthma
- Resources for adults with asthma
- Easy Read resources
- Schools resources
All our booklets, leaflets and written asthma action plans have been put together to make life easier for people with asthma. We want to help you:
- understand and manage your asthma better
- get the best from your medicines
- make the most of your healthcare appointments
The resources have been developed alongside healthcare professionals who have a specialist interest in asthma and people with asthma who know what it’s like to live with the condition. They have also been certified by The Information Standard, which means they’ve been through a rigorous assessment to check they're clear, accurate, balanced, evidence-based and up-to-date.
How to get our resources
Update, May 2016: The printed resources you will receive from us will look a little different to the images on this page. That’s because we recently reviewed and updated the whole range, and are still in the process of ordering and re-stocking our warehouse with the printed versions of the new resources.
Parents, carers and people with asthma
If you or your child has asthma, or you care for someone with asthma, you can order one free copy of each resource. Call 0300 222 5800 and choose option 2.
Three options for Healthcare professionals
(2) Print it yourself: Order print-ready files of the new versions of all resources so you can print copies with your own preferred supplier. We charge a small fee for these files, and will draw up a contract to ensure files are kept confidential and printed copies are used within two years. To find out more, please email your requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(3) Buy in bulk: Get a bespoke quote for orders of 1000 or more of the same new item - the larger the order, the lower the cost per unit. To get a quote, email email@example.com.
This colourful ‘My Asthma Plan’ is designed especially for children age from six to 11. Fill it in with their GP or asthma nurse. It lists the medicines your child needs to take every day to stay well, what to do if their asthma gets worse, and what to do in an asthma attack.
This plan is designed for adults and children age 12 and over. Fill it in with your GP or asthma nurse. It lists the medicines you need to take every day to stay well, what to do if your asthma gets worse, and what to do in an asthma attack.
If you’re a parent of a child who’s recently been diagnosed with asthma or you want to understand how to manage your child’s asthma well, we recommend ordering our ‘My Asthma Pack’. It contains:
- 2 x ‘My Asthma Plan’ (a written asthma action plan for children)
- 1 x ‘My Asthma Calendar’
- 1 x set of ‘My Asthma Stickers’
- 1 x ‘Asthma and My Child’ booklet
Please note that the calendar and stickers are not available as downloads.
Asthma and my child
This booklet explains how you can help your child manage their asthma well so they can get on with enjoying life.
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with asthma or you want to understand more about managing your asthma well, we recommend ordering our ‘Your Asthma Pack’. It contains:
- 1 x asthma action plan (a written asthma action plan for adults and children age 12 and older)
- 1 x ‘Live well with asthma’ booklet
- 1 x ‘Make the most of your asthma review’ booklet
- 1 x peak flow diary
You can also download or order copies of these individual resources.
Live well with asthma
This booklet explains how you can manage your asthma well so you can get on with enjoying life.
Make the most of your asthma review
This booklet gives a reassuring overview of what you can expect from your annual asthma review and has lots of useful tips on how to prepare for this important appointment.
Peak flow diary
Your GP or asthma nurse might advise you to use this booklet to record your daily peak flow scores and/or symptoms if you’ve had lots of symptoms or an asthma attack recently, or if you have moderate to severe asthma.
Extra peak flow diary pages
If you’re recording your daily peak flow scores and symptoms in a peak flow diary, you can print out these extra pages.
Your asthma attack recovery plan
This booklet explains the best ways to stay well after an asthma attack.
Make the most of your pharmacist (download only)
This leaflet is a useful round-up of all the services your local pharmacist can offer people with asthma.
Easy Read asthma attack card (download only)
This easy-to-follow guide shows you what to do in an asthma attack in four steps with pictures.
Easy Read All about asthma
This easy-to-read guide uses simple language to explain what asthma is, the triggers and treatments, and ways to stay well with your asthma.
Easy Read Medicine card (A5)
This useful card has space to write in what colour each inhaler is and how often/when it needs to be taken.
School asthma card (download only)
This school asthma card is designed to help both primary and secondary schools keep a central asthma register at school that is available to all staff.
Since September 2014, schools have been legally required to have a medical conditions policy in place for children with asthma. This website is a good guide to supporting pupils with health conditions at school and has templates for individual healthcare plans and parental agreement forms
Put together by the Department of Health, this is a useful reminder for schools about how to store reliever inhalers and support a child who has asthma symptoms or an asthma attack at school.
Education for Health is a charity that provides education, training courses and resources to support people with long-term medical conditions. Their asthma module is useful for anyone who works with children.
The Health Conditions in School Alliance is made of over 30 organisations, including charities, healthcare professionals and trade unions who work together to make sure children with health conditions get the care they need in school.
Last updated February 2016