Our latest publications
A Breath of Fresh Air: research into the training needs of UK GPs on Very Brief Advice for smoking cessation
Our report shows that not enough GPs are equipped to have effective conversations about smoking with patients.
Do no harm: safer and better treatment options for people with asthma
Our new report shows how a simple referral to a specialist severe asthma centre, to discuss their diagnosis and new treatments, can transform someone’s life.
Recovery and reset for respiratory: restoring and improving basic care for patients with lung disease
The impact of COVID-19 on the basic care received by people with asthma and other lung conditions.
Falling into isolation: lived experience of people with severe asthma
Our new report finds that life with severe asthma is about much more than asthma attacks and hospital admissions.
Digital asthma: re-imagining primary care
Exploring how the NHS can better use data and digital to re-imagine the management of asthma in primary care.
All our publications
Prescription charges campaign
Our campaign to stop unfair prescription charges for people with asthma garnered more than 75,000 petition signatures, and generated debates in parliament.
Severe asthma affects a small number of people with asthma but its impact can be devastating. Our research tackles the scale of the problem, access to life-changing treatments, and the real exerience of life with severe and difficult asthma.
Basic care – annual asthma surveys
Every year we conduct a major survey of people with asthma, examining the standards of care they receive, and their real-life exerience of living with the condition. Previous issues of the report can also be accessed from the latest survey page.
Factors such as where you live, your age and your economic circumstances can affect your chances of developing asthma – and the care you receive. We explore the links between deprivation and asthma, and how to reduce the unfair burden.
Digital asthma and data sharing
Technology has the potential to develop new ways to tackle persistent asthma care challenges. We’re exploring how data, digital and connected devices can better be used to re-imagine care at all levels – and ensuring that the patient voice is heard in policy developments.
Explore our work aimed at creating the research environment necessary in the UK and Europe to drive improvements in asthma care and the vital investment in asthma research and development.
Asthma still kills (2019)