Asthma: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26 July 2019.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure compliance with NICE guidelines on Quality Statement 4 of Quality Standard 25 on Asthma in relation to the a person having a follow-up appointment with their GP within two working days of treatment in an emergency care setting for an asthma attack.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The 2019 general practitioner Contract commits primary care to seven national service specifications. In line with the NHS Long Term Plan commitments, the Structured Medications Review and Optimisation Specification will have a dedicated focus on priority groups, including people with asthma, to improve medicines optimisation and safety.

NHS RightCare will be publishing an asthma toolkit outlining the optimal pathway for patient care later in 2019. The toolkit has been developed in consultation with clinicians, voluntary sector organisations and patient groups with the aim of supporting local commissioners and systems to deliver quality care for people with asthma.

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