NACAP’s children and young people’s asthma secondary care workstream includes a continuous clinical audit of people admitted to hospital paediatric services in England and Wales with asthma attacks, and a snapshot audit of the organisation and resourcing of care.
Continuous clinical audit
This audit aims to collect information on children and young people aged 1-18 years, admitted to hospital paediatric services with an asthma attack in England and Wales.
Snapshot organisational audits collect information on how services are organised and what resources are available to them at a given point in time.
The last organisational audit for children and young people’s asthma services took place from 4 October – 1 November and will report findings at Trust/Heath board level.
How to participate
All services in England and Wales that provide paediatric asthma care can participate in the audit by entering admission data from patient care case notes into a secure and bespoke audit web tool. Clinical and non-clinical staff can take part in data submission. Participation is a requisite of trust quality accounts in England.