What is an asthma action plan?
Everyone with asthma can benefit from using an asthma action plan.
It tells you, and anyone with you:
- which medicines you take every day to prevent symptoms and cut your risk of an asthma attack
- what to do if your asthma symptoms are getting worse
- the emergency action to take if you’re having an asthma attack and when to call 999.
You fill it in with your GP or asthma nurse, so it’s personal to you and your asthma.
Then take it along to all your asthma appointments, including any out of hours appointments or A&E, so your doctor or asthma nurse can help you keep it up to date.
“Experts recommend asthma action plans to look after your asthma well and cut your risk of an asthma attack,” says Dr Andy Whittamore, Asthma UK’s in-house GP.
Info taken from ASTHMA UK 15/03/2021
Further information about Asthma Action Plan can be found here