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Asthma: Health Education

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 18724, tabled on 21 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make it its policy to raise public awareness of the links between asthma and cleaning products.

Answered on

2 March 2020

The NHS Long Term Plan identifies respiratory disease as a clinical priority and highlights key areas for action. This includes enabling more people to self-manage their condition through introducing standardised education programmes for asthma. To deliver this, a national respiratory programme has been established. The programme has expert representation from across the National Health Service and is working in collaboration with representatives from public health.

The NHS A-Z lists common triggers for asthma and points to specific advice on this issue on the Asthma UK website at the following links:

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/indoor-environment/