#AskAboutAsthma 2020 week of webinars

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#AskAboutAsthma 2020 week of webinars

#AskAboutAsthma 2020 is hosting daily webinars from 14 to 18 September focused on children and young people’s (CYP) asthma care. These events are designed for stakeholders across the spectrum of CYP asthma systems in London. Details of these sessions and how to register can be found below. For the full programme for the week see Downloads (below).

Role of pharmacy for CYP asthma during Covid (Monday 14 September 7.30-8.15pm)

This webinar is primarily for system leaders, community teams, pharmacists and colleagues who work in a pharmacy setting and will focus on how to support CYP with asthma. You will hear from experts on the impacts of the pandemic on children and young people’s asthma in pharmacy and recovery techniques, and from pharmacists about the actions they have been taking during these uncertain times. It will be chaired by Raj Matharu, Chief Officer of Lewisham, Southwark & Lambeth and Bexley, Bromley & Greenwich Local Pharmaceutical Committee and Pharmacist. 

Supporting the older child: transition from CYP to adult asthma care (Tuesday 15 September 12.30-1.30pm) 

This webinar is for local system leaders and health care professionals and will focus on responding to children and young people's asthma needs as they transition to adult services. We will hear from Sam Prigmore, Nurse consultant at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, on the emerging and potential asthma needs of older CYP, particularly in light of COVID-19. The session will also cover the relationship between asthma and anxiety. 

How specialist nurses can support three asks and improve asthma care across the system (Thursday 17 September 12.30–1.30pm) 

The webinar will highlight the learning around innovations in CYP asthma care and services; nursing teams will share their knowledge and experiences developing responses to support CYP which improve service provision and delivery. We will hear from Alison Summerfield and Anika Kanga from Hillingdon on the potential of role-modelling clinics; from Pippa Hall and Angela Jamalzadeh from the Brompton on delivery of biologics during Covid-19, and from the Whittington team on their work on the 48-hour review and adaptations resulting from the pandemic. The positive practices shared are opportunities for teams across London to develop best practice to improve the outcomes of children and young people with asthma in the capital. 

Why is good primary care essential for CYP asthma (Friday 18 September 12.30–1.30pm)

This webinar will highlight the importance of primary and community care in ensuring that CYP asthma is well-controlled and monitored. It will cover extended asthma reviews, engaging with patients, upskilling, improving diagnosis, links with secondary care, role of community asthma nurses and 48 hour reviews. It will be a forum for healthcare professionals in primary and community care to develop high quality positive practices to support children and young people. It will be chaired by Oliver Anglin, GP and clinical lead for North London Children and Young People’s workstream. 

For more information, contact Zalika Begum or Natasha Brennan

e: whh-tr.ChildNurseClinicIsl@nhs.net

t: 020 3316 1950