We want to meet the biggest challenges in understanding and diagnosing, treating and managing asthma. This will help us stop asthma attacks and cure asthma.
Understanding and diagnosing asthma
Solve the mysteries of asthma
Why are more people getting asthma? Why is it different from person to person, and from children to adults? Where do physical, economic and social factors come in? By unlocking these mysteries we will find new treatments and a cure.
Make diagnosis faster, cheaper and more accurate
Diagnosing asthma is particularly difficult and expensive, and can be a distressing and exhausting experience. We want to make this better.
Make sure people with asthma have the right treatment for them
Everyone with asthma experiences it differently. We want to use advances in science, data and technology to make current treatments work better, and develop new treatments for people who need them.
Find new ways to prevent asthma attacks
Every ten seconds someone in the UK has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack. Finding new ways to identify key triggers and warning signs will help prevent these.
Make asthma easy to manage through health technology
We want to harness technology to make managing asthma easier. This means ensuring there are simple, cost-effective products that solve the biggest problems in self-care for people with asthma.
Help people with asthma make the most of the NHS
We want people with asthma to be confident users of a healthcare system that delivers excellent asthma care, country-wide.