Focus on asthma 1: the state of care for children and young people in the UK and globally
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Focus on asthma 1: the state of care for children and young people in the UK and globally

Heather Henry , Independent Public Health Nurse and Queen’s Nurse, owner/founder of BreathChamps CIC, Sale, England

Why you should read this article
  • To enhance your knowledge of global and UK trends in asthma and asthma care as it relates to children and young people

  • To recognise the importance of social determinants of health such as smoking, air pollution and inadequate housing in the development of asthma

  • To count towards revalidation as part of your 35 hours of CPD, or you may wish to write a reflective account (UK readers)

  • To contribute towards your professional development and local registration renewal requirements (non-UK readers)

This is the first in a series of articles on asthma, the most prevalent long-term condition in children with a significant burden of disease. This first article presents an overview of the state of asthma and asthma care in the UK and globally, especially as it relates to children and young people. It considers prevalence, age and sex comparisons, causation, morbidity and mortality rates, cost and the quality of care. It also outlines what children and young people wish for their asthma care.

Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2020.e1327

Peer review

This article has been subject to open peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

heather.henry@brightnessmanagement.org.uk

Conflict of interest

The author is the owner and founder of BreathChamps CIC

Henry H (2020) Focus on asthma 1: the state of care for children and young people in the UK and globally. Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2020.e1327

Published online: 28 September 2020

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