Improving asthma care for children and young people through reflection
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Improving asthma care for children and young people through reflection

Sandra-Jane Stock Paediatric respiratory and allergy clinical nurse specialist, Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Uxbridge, England

Asthma is a common condition, but there is evidence that it is not always managed well in the UK and deaths from asthma still occur. Locally non-medical prescribers are expected to reflect on prescribing decisions and submit them for peer review. This article arose from a local peer review, when the reviewers – who were all non-medical prescribers – suggested the learning should be more widely shared. Change in children’s care can take a long time as can be seen from the age of some of the references, but this reflection shows that some of these older recommendations are still not yet embedded in practice widely.

Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2019.e1126

Peer review

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

Correspondence

sandrajane.stock@btinternet.com

Conflict of interest

None declared

Stock S-J (2019) Improving asthma care for children and young people through reflection. Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2019.e1126

Acknowledgements

Alison Summerfield, paediatric nurse consultant; Stevie Strutton, paediatric respiratory and allergy clinical nurse specialist (CNS); Lucy Wallace, paediatric respiratory CNS; Stephen Goldring, paediatric respiratory consultant; Rumina Hassan-Ali, paediatric allergy consultant; Abbas Khakoo, paediatric allergy consultant

Published online: 15 April 2019