Asthma Care in Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes

Excellent Asthma Care in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes 


Asthma is a common condition affecting 1 in 11 children and young people, with every school classroom containing 1 or 2 children with Asthma. If not treated well, Asthma has a significant impact on a child’s quality of life and their ability to enjoy activities and education. It also puts them at risk from episodes of breathing difficulty, known as Asthma attacks.

Sadly, some children and young people with asthma will die from these attacks every year. These episodes are preventable with good asthma care and education on how to recognise the triggers and symptoms of asthma, relevant medication advice, what to do in the case of an asthma attack, in partnership with the child, young person, parents, cares, guardiens and school nurses. 


Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes ​(BLMK) Integrated Care Systems (ICS) has embarked on an overarching transformation programme across our region to improve outcomes for children and young pe​ople. 

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Improving the Asthma care is an integral part of the transfromation plan, and a work programme has been designed to improve Asthma care in our region in line with the standards set out in the NHS England and Improvement national bundle of care for children and young people with Asthma.

There are 5 main components of the Asthma national bundle of care:

A.   Environmental Impacts

B.   Accurate and Early Diagnosis

C.   Effective Preventative Medicine

D.  Managing Exacerbations 

E.   Severe Asthma

These elements are supported by two golden threads:
  1. Asthma Competencies, Training and Education Needs
  2. Data and Digital
The aim of Excellent Asthma Care is to ensure:
  • Children and young people with asthma have access to excellent care that is in line with national standards of care wherever they receive this care in our region. We will work at supporting and empowering families in the self-management of asthma symptoms and allow children and young people to achieve the best possible quality of life.
  • Partnership working with all other agencies who care for children and young people and to increase their knowledge and ability to take care of children and young people with asthma.
  • Working together with children and young people, their families, carers, guardians and partner agencies to raise awareness of the impact of poor air quality and the impact of environmental triggers on the control of asthma in children and young people.

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