Local NHS to hold World Asthma Day event for children, young people and their families

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The NHS in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes is holding a community event aimed at helping children and young people and their families to take control of their asthma this World Asthma Day (Tuesday 2 May 2023).

The event, which will be held at Hockwell Ring Community Centre in Luton, will give attendees the opportunity to learn and improve their understanding of asthma, its management, and when and how to seek help.

Organised by NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board (BLMK ICB), the event is free to attend and a free lunch will be provided. A free crèche will also be available for young children.

Dr Dayo Kuku, Children and Young People Asthma Lead at Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board, said:  “We are delighted to be holding this event to celebrate World Asthma Day 2023. It provides a great opportunity to share important information, experiences, and medical digital innovations to improve asthma care and management, so that children and young people with asthma can take control of their symptoms and live normal, active and healthy lives.

“We encourage anyone who is affected by asthma to attend and benefit from the information and resources available.”

The event will cover a range of information for children, young people and their families, including:

  • Asthma triggers and how to manage symptoms at home
  • Treatments and use of inhalers, spacers and peak flow meters
  • Support available for children and young people and their families to help them to understand health information
  • What a personalised Asthma Action Plan is and why is it important
  • The benefits of improving air quality and inhaler recycling schemes
  • How medical digital technologies can support in managing asthma.

The event is open to children and young people with asthma and their parents or carers, as well as colleagues from community and voluntary groups and health and public sector organisations who work with children with asthma.

Event details

Date and time: 10am to 3pm, Tuesday 2 May 2023 (you can choose to attend for the full event or drop in at any point)

Location: Hockwell Ring Community Centre, Luton, LU4 9LB.

In addition to a free lunch and a free crèche, there will also be free parking. Certificates of attendance will also be available for those who attend.

To register for the event, people should complete a short online form by visiting https://forms.office.com/e/c9D9axBbBX or scanning the QR code.

For more information on the event, you can download the event flyer or contact the Children and Young People team via email at [email protected].

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