National Review of Asthma Deaths

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The National Review of Asthma Deaths was the first fully comprehensive review of deaths from asthma across the UK. Led by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), and conducted between February 2012 – 2013, the final report has recently been published, making 19 recommendations for improvements in care.

Primary Care Training Centre tutor Andrew Booth chaired some of the review panels, formed by healthcare professionals from both primary and secondary care.

Some of the most important findings identified by the Primary Care Respiratory Society were:

The full report from the RCP can be found HERE.

The Primary Care Respiratory Society are conducting an audit, which you can participate in, to see how your own practice is performing on achieving concordance with asthma medication. You can start the audit HERE.