Back to school – is your child’s asthma plan ready?

The return back to school is a busy time for kids and especially parents. Aside from the usual array of tasks to do, most schools ask that children with medical conditions such as asthma to have some documentation ready.  The asthma action plan is an important document because it provides critical information about your child’s medical needs if they become unwell.  The return to school coincides with an extremely busy time for doctors treating patients with asthma, so much so that it is known as the “February epidemic”.  

An asthma review appointment allows your GP to review the asthma action plan as well as check important things such as asthma inhaler technique and when prescriptions will be due.  If your child needs an asthma review, please let our reception staff know.