Annual Asthma Survey 2020

Asthma Care in a Crisis report find out how basic asthma care has coped with the COVID-19 pandemic

Asthma affects the lives of 5.4 million people across the UK. Every year, we run an Annual Survey to find out the experiences of people living with asthma and what care they receive.

In the 2020 edition of the Annual Survey, we looked at how the basic asthma care that you should receive has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We found that:

  • Basic asthma care levels have dropped for the first time in the eight years we have run this survey
  • An estimated 3.53 million people with asthma did not receive basic asthma care
  • Keeping control of asthma is a persistent challenge, with 2.17 million estimated to have uncontrolled asthma in the UK. This is particularly a challenge for younger people and for those on lower incomes
  • Asthma care has partially adapted to be conducted remotely to face the challenge of COVID, but people with asthma still value face-to-face appointments for their annual reviews

The Annual Asthma Survey 2020 

The full Annual Asthma Survey report is available for you to download. At the bottom of the page you can find a key findings presentation and previous editions of the report. 

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