Asthma UK - downloadable resources


Our award-winning resources have been created using the most trusted evidence and evaluated by healthcare professionals and people with asthma.

All our booklets, leaflets and 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 developed following  Information Standard guidance, 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


The easiest and quickest way for you to get our resources is to download them. You'll see a download button next to each resource on this page.

If you are unable to access the downloadable versions please contact the Supporter Care team on 0300 222 5800 (choose option 2). You can order ONE free copy of each resource.


  1. Download free copies straight from this page.
  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
  3. Buy bulk amounts of printed copies:

Please call 0300 222 5800 and choose option 2, or email with details of which items you need, and how many, plus your delivery address and deadline for receiving them.

  • If your order is less than 1,000 copies of the same item, the order will be dispatched from our warehouse. Check out the price list for guidance:

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  • If your order is over 1,000 copies, we will have to request a bespoke quote from our printer. Remember the larger the order, the lower the cost per unit.

Written asthma action plans

Asthma UK's adult asthma action plan - updated 2018

For adults

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.

Download Adult action plan

Download Welsh Adult action plan

Please note, the action plan that is available to download is a slightly different version to the printed action plan. The printed versions are still clinically safe and useful.

For children

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. 

Download children’s action plan

Resources for children with asthma

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.

Order your free copy of our 'My Asthma Pack' today by calling 0300 222 5800 and choosing option 2.

Asthma and My Child booklet

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.

Download Asthma and my child

Resources for adults with asthma

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with asthma or you want to understand more about managing your asthma well, we recommend downloading ‘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 download the full pack, or you can download each resource individually.  

Live Well With Asthma booklet

Live well with asthma

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

Download Live well with asthma

Your Asthma Review booklet

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. 

Download Make the most of your asthma review

Peak Flow Diary

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.

Download Peak flow diary

Peak Flow Diary - additional pages to download

Extra peak flow diary pages (download only)

If you’re recording your daily peak flow scores and symptoms in a peak flow diary, you can print out these extra pages.  

Download extra diary pages

Your Asthma Attack Recovery Plan

Your asthma attack recovery plan

This booklet explains the best ways to stay well after an asthma attack. 

Download Your asthma attack recovery plan

Easy Read resources

These materials are specially designed for people who find simple language helpful. You may find them useful if English isn’t your first language, or if you have learning difficulties. You can use them to talk to your GP or asthma nurse about your asthma.

Easy Read Asthma Attack Card

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.

Download an Easy Read asthma attack card

All About Asthma Easy Read booklet

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.

Download Easy Read All about asthma

Easy Read Medicine Card (A5)

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.

Download an Easy Read Medicine card (A5)

Resources for schools

School Asthma Card

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. 

Download a school asthma card

Chat on our forum

Talking to other people with asthma can be really helpful. You can find out how they deal with everything from getting into a routine with their medicine and talking to healthcare professionals, to taking exercise and losing weight.

We've partnered with HealthUnlocked, the social network for health, to give you a dedicated, supportive space to chat about living with asthma.

School medical conditions policy

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

Guidance on the use of emergency salbutamol inhalers in school

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.  

Asthma training module 

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. 

Guidance and tools for schools

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 May 2017

Next review due May 2020