About our health information

Find out how we create clear, up-to-date, and reliable health information that meets the needs of people affected by asthma.

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All our health information is developed using the latest evidence, with the support of healthcare professionals and people affected by asthma.

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What we produce

Asthma UK provides free, expert information to help people understand, manage, and live well with asthma. Our information supports you to make good decisions about your health or the health of someone you care for. It can also help you to feel better, more confident and in control.

Whether you’re a person with asthma, parent, carer, or just want to know more about asthma – we can help you find the information you need. Search for information using the search box or browse the health advice section of our website.

 

Please note

Asthma UK’s advice is not a substitute for medical advice from your doctor. If you’re concerned about your asthma symptoms or your risk of an asthma attack, we advise visiting a healthcare professional.

How we produce our information

Our asthma information is produced by the Health Advice team in line with our editorial principles as described below.

We have a clear process for producing health information

All our health information is created following a detailed and consistent process to make sure we produce high-quality information in a reliable way.

We base our health information on reliable and up-to-date evidence

Our asthma information is based on the latest evidence from approved research sources and clinical guidelines. We also review the evidence every time we update our information.

We make sure our asthma information is clinically safe

Every piece of health information is reviewed and approved by our clinical lead, Dr Andy Whittamore. We also work closely with our team of respiratory nurse specialists. This means you can feel confident our information is safe and accurate.

We involve people with asthma, their family and friends

We get feedback and insights from people affected by asthma to make sure all our health information is clear, accessible and relevant to people’s experiences. If you would like to help us develop our asthma information, you can join our Readers Panel.

We review our information at least every three years

All our health information is reviewed every three years (or sooner) to make sure it is up to date and continues to meet the needs of people affected by asthma. All our webpages are dated, so you can see when they’re next due for review.

The Information Standard

To make sure our information is clear, accurate, evidenced-based and up-to-date, we follow the principles of The Information Standard developed by NHS England. The Information standard is a quality standard that supports organisations to develop high-quality health information.

Accessibility

We try to make our health information as clear as possible to help everyone with asthma manage their condition well and cut their risk of an asthma attack.

Text

  • All our content is written as clearly as possible using plain English.
  • The fonts we use on our website are designed to be easy to read.
  • We use headings and subheadings that aid screen readers.
  • Text can be resized using your browser settings.

Website design

  • Our website images contain alternative text to aid screen readers.
  • Links on our website are highlighted, and where possible will open in a new browser tab.

Resource formats

  • We have resources available in easy to read formats.
  • Our resources can be downloaded in PDF format.
  • Our asthma action plans are available in multiple languages.
  • Our videos are available with subtitles and transcripts.

References and sources

If you would like to see a list of the evidence sources we’ve used to produce our health information, please call our Supporter Care team on 0300 222 5800 or email us at info@asthma.org.uk.

Feedback

We welcome feedback on our health information and use your comments to improve our information.

The pages in our health advice section of our website have a ‘Did you find this information helpful?’ button where you can give us anonymous feedback on the information. The comments are regularly monitored and followed up.

Alternatively, you can email us at info@asthma.org.uk with your feedback.

How you can support us

Join our Readers Panel

If you are affected by asthma, you can support us by reading and reviewing our information. Join our Readers Panel to help us create good quality information for the millions of people with asthma who visit our website and download our resources.

Help give everyone with asthma the information they need

We can only make our high-quality health information with support from people like you. Your generous donations allow us to provide the latest advice to help everyone with asthma get the information they need to manage their condition well.

 

Our information is reviewed by experts and we have made every effort to ensure that the information provided is correct. Asthma UK cannot accept liability for any errors or omissions, and policy, practice, or medical research may change. If you are concerned about your health, you should consult a doctor, or for more information consult the sources listed.

 

Last updated April 2021

Next review due April 2024

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