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Our resources have been put together to make life easier for people with asthma. Whether you’re a person with asthma, parent, carer, or healthcare professional, you’ll find the right resources for you on this page.

Asthma action plans

Our asthma action plans are available for children and adults. Fill them in with your GP or asthma nurse. They list which medicines you need to stay well, what to do if your asthma gets worse, and what to do if you have an asthma attack. Download our action plans instantly for free or order one free printed copy by calling 0300 222 5800. Healthcare professionals, please view our price list for ordering printed copies in bulk. 

Our asthma action plan is designed for adults and children aged 12 and over.

Our 'My Asthma Plan’ is an asthma action plan especially for children aged six to 11.

Our asthma action plans are available in other languages. Please note these are available for download only.

Resources for adults

Our resources for adults help you to understand and manage your asthma well. Download these resources instantly for free. Healthcare professionals, please view our price list for ordering printed copies in bulk.

This resource tells you all about peak flow and has a diary to record your daily peak flow scores and symptoms.

Download extra pages for your peak flow diary to record your daily peak flow scores and symptoms.

This resource explains how you can manage your asthma well so you can get on with enjoying life.

This resource explains the best ways to stay well after an asthma attack and lower your risk of another one.

Check the symptoms of coronavirus against asthma, hay fever, and other common virus symptoms.

Resources for children with asthma

These resources are designed to help children and their parents understand and manage their asthma well. Download these resources instantly for free or order one free printed copy of My Asthma Calendar and stickers by calling 0300 222 5800. Healthcare professionals, please view our price list for ordering printed copies in bulk.

Our My Asthma Calendar helps you and your child keep track of asthma symptoms. Use the stickers to make it fun for your child.

This resource explains how you can help your child manage their asthma well, so they can get on with enjoying life.

This card helps both primary and secondary schools keep a central asthma register at school that is available for all staff.

Easy read resources

Our easy read resources use simple words and pictures to make information easier to understand. You may find them helpful if you have learning disabilities or if your first language isn't English. Download these resources instantly for free.

Use this card for writing the colour of each inhaler and how often it needs to be used.

This resource tells you all about asthma and how to stay well.

This useful card tells you what to do in an asthma attack in four steps with pictures.

Other useful resources

Below we have more useful resources for children, adults and schools. 

This simple check is for people with asthma aged 12 and over. It only takes a few minutes and will show your risk of an asthma attack.

Watch these short videos to learn how to use your inhaler properly and better manage your respiratory symptoms.

This online tool for people aged 18 and over can help you find out if you should ask your GP for a severe asthma referral.

Schools are 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.

Put together by the Department of Health, this is a useful guide for schools about how to support a child who has asthma symptoms or an asthma attack at school.

The Health Conditions in School Alliance offers guidance and tools to make sure children with health conditions get the care they need in school.

Education for Health is a charity that provide training to support people with long-term medical conditions. Their asthma module is useful for anyone who works with children.

Call us on 0300 222 5800, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Or you can contact our respiratory nurse specialists via WhatsApp on 07378 606728.

How we develop our resources

All our resources are developed using the latest asthma guidelines and evidence, with the support of respiratory specialists and feedback from people with asthma who know what it’s like to live with the condition.

We follow NHS England Information Standard guidelines to make sure all our information is clear, accurate, balanced, evidence-based, and up to date.

Find out more about how we develop our health advice.

 

Last updated March 2021

Next review due March 2024

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