Asthma is the most common long-term medical condition in children in the UK, with around 1 in 11 children and young people living with asthma. The UK has one of the highest prevalence, emergency admission and death rates for childhood asthma in Europe. Outcomes are worse for children and young people living in the most deprived areas. NHS England and NHS Improvement’s ambition is to reduce avoidable harm to children and young people from asthma and improve their quality of life.
Schools and education partners across South Yorkshire are a significant part of achieving this ambition and form part of NHSE/I ‘National bundle of care for children and young people with asthma’. This work across South Yorkshire is delivered through the South Yorkshire Children and Young People’s Alliance.