We receive lots of requests for non-English asthma action plans from healthcare professionals, and recognise there’s a great need for more translated health information to help patients from ethnic minority populations to manage their asthma more effectively.
This is why we collaborated with Dr Robin Carr of Oxfordshire CCG to translate our written asthma action plan into 10 additional languages – so we can better support you to provide high quality asthma care and management tools to your non-English speaking asthma patients.
Our written asthma action plans are now available to download for free in the following languages:
Download non-English asthma action plans for free
All of our non-English asthma action plans contain Information Standard-accredited advice and their translation has been approved by multilingual professionals.
Our English asthma action plan has recently been updated, so the advice on the non-English plans isn't exactly the same, however, they are still useful for patients and clinically safe.
Help your non-English speaking patients get the best from their asthma action plans
Using a written asthma action plan means a patient is four times less likely to be admitted to hospital because of their asthma. The simple traffic light system can help them understand what medicines they need to take and when, and to recognise when their asthma is getting worse and what they need to do.
Here are some tips to help your non-English speaking patients get the best from their action plan:
- Print off a couple of copies and fill them in together and then encourage your patient to share the spare copies with their friends and family.
- Show them how to take a picture of their completed action plan and store it on their phone so they always have it with them.
- Scan a completed copy of your patient’s action plan into your consultation system, so you can keep it on file for when they come to their next asthma review or appointment.
More ways to help your non-English speaking patients stay on top of their asthma
- Show them how to translate the Asthma UK website health advice pages using Google Translate. All they need to do is enter the Asthma UK website URL and choose their translation option.
- Give them the Asthma UK Helpline number 0300 222 5800. Our asthma nurse specialists are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and are all Text Relay/Typetalk trained.
- We also have a range of Easy Read resources for patients who can read basic English.
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Last updated July 2017