Designing and commissioning services for children and young people with asthma: A good practice guide

2 August 2013

Asthma is one of the most challenging long term conditions for patients and the NHS – with the UK having the highest prevalence of asthma in the world. Many children and young people with asthma are still having their daily activities limited and their sleep disturbed. Asthma admissions in children and young people show a 19-fold variation around the country.

To help improve asthma care, PCC has produced a good practice guide on asthma in children and young people, which will guide commissioners, service developers and providers on best practice asthma care. NICE published the Asthma Quality Standard in February 2013, and this good practice guide builds on that evidence-based guidance. The publication has had input from the major professional bodies and patient groups, as well as health service managers. It sets out the 20 points that good asthma services need to include, and highlights what commissioners can do to drive improved asthma care at each part of the care pathway, with examples of good practice at each step.

This is a partner document to the good practice guide for asthma in adults that was published in 2012.

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