Personal Asthma Action Plan

Every child with asthma should have a Personal Asthma Action Plan. It will help you and others to care for your child’s asthma better.

Having an asthma action plan means children are less likely to need to go to hospital.

Your child’s asthma action plan should include:

  • Medication they need every day to keep them well
  • Triggers for your child’s asthma
  • Symptoms they may experience and how to manage them
  • What to do if your child is having an asthma attack

This is important information for you and for other people who look after your child. This includes staff at school or nursery. You should always give a copy to school or nursery. It can be kept with your child's inhaler and spacer at school.

You can get an asthma action plan from your asthma nurse, GP or paediatrician. There are lots of different plans professionals may use.

Here is an example of an asthma action plan from Asthma + Lung UK.

You can take this to your GP or asthma nurse who will fill this out with you and your child.

Visit Asthma + Lung UK to find out how to get the best from your child’s asthma action plan.

You can get asthma action plans in other languages.

Your child should have a yearly asthma review where their treatment and asthma action plan are reviewed. If your child is due their yearly review, contact your GP or asthma nurse.

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