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Whether you’re a person with asthma, parent, carer or healthcare professional, below you’ll find the right resources for you. Download our resources for free and access them instantly.

 

Asthma action plans

Our asthma action plans are available for children and adults. Fill them in with your GP or asthma nurse. It lists which medicines you need to stay well, what to do if your asthma gets worse and what to do if you have an asthma attack.

The adult asthma action plan is designed for adults and children age 12 and over.

An adult asthma action plan in Welsh. Please note this is available for download only.

'My Asthma Plan’ is an asthma action plan especially for children age six to 11.

*Alternatively, order one free copy by calling the Supporter Care team on 0300 222 5800 (choose option 2). Healthcare professionals, please view our price list for ordering in bulk.

Resources for adults

Our resources for adults help you to understand and manage your asthma well.

This resource tells you all about peak flow and has a diary to record your daily peak flow scores and symptoms.

Download extra pages to fill in for your peak flow diary. Please note this is available for download only.

This resource explains how you can manage your asthma well so you can get on with enjoying life.

This resource explains the best ways to stay well after an asthma attack and lower your risk of another one.

Check your symptoms against other common virus symptoms. Please note this is available for download only.

*Alternatively, order one free copy by calling the Supporter Care team on 0300 222 5800 (choose option 2). Healthcare professionals, please view our price list for ordering in bulk.
**Please note this resource is not available to order as a single free copy. Healthcare professionals, please view our price list for ordering in bulk.

Resources for children with asthma

These resources are designed to help children and their parents understand and manage their asthma well. Please note the calendar and stickers are not available for digital download.

The My Asthma Calendar helps you to keep track of your child’s asthma symptoms. Use the stickers to make it fun for your child.

This resource explains how you can help your child manage their asthma well, so they can get on with enjoying life.

This card helps both primary and secondary schools keep a central asthma register. Please note this is available for download only.

*Alternatively, order one free copy by calling the Supporter Care team on 0300 222 5800 (choose option 2). Healthcare professionals, please view our price list for ordering in bulk.
**Please note this resource is not available to order as a single free copy. Healthcare professionals, please view our price list for ordering in bulk.

Easy read resources

Our easy read resources use simple words and pictures to make information easier to understand. You may find them helpful if your first language isn’t English, or if you have learning difficulties. These resources are available for download only.

Use this card for writing the colour of each inhaler and how often/when it needs to be used.

This resource tells you all about asthma and how to stay well.

This useful card tells you what to do in an asthma attack in four steps with pictures.

Other useful resources

Severe asthma tool

Our free tool helps you see if you can improve your asthma symptoms. It will also help you find out if you need to talk to your GP about a severe asthma referral, or if you need to discuss different medicines.

Asthma training module

Education for Health is a charity that provides education, training courses and resources to support people with long-term medical conditions. Their asthma module is useful for anyone who works with children.

School medical conditions policy

Since September 2014, schools have been legally required to have a medical conditions policy in place for children with asthma. This website is a good guide to supporting pupils with health conditions at school and has templates for individual healthcare plans and parental agreement forms.

Guidance on the use of emergency salbutamol inhalers in school

Put together by the Department of Health, this is a useful reminder for schools about how to store reliever inhalers and support a child who has asthma symptoms or an asthma attack at school.

Guidance and tools for schools

The Health Conditions in School Alliance is made of over 30 organisations, including charities, healthcare professionals and trade unions who work together to make sure children with health conditions get the care they need in school.

How we develop our resources

All our resources are developed using the latest asthma guidelines and evidence, with the support of respiratory specialists and feedback from people with asthma who know what it’s like to live with the condition.

We follow NHS England Information Standard guidelines to make sure all our information is clear, accurate, balanced, evidence-based, and up-to-date.

Find out more about our information production process.

 

Last updated March 2021

Next review due March 2024

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