Accident and Emergency Departments: Lung Diseases

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th July 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Percy Andrew Percy Conservative, Brigg and Goole

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the trends in the level of A&E attendances for (a) asthma and (b) other respiratory conditions in each of the last 12 months.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Respiratory disease is a clinical priority within the NHS Long Term Plan. The respiratory interventions proposed in the NHS Long Term Plan include early and accurate diagnosis of respiratory conditions, which help prevents avoidable emergency admissions.

The following table shows the data for bronchial asthma and respiratory (non-asthma) related hospital episodes for each month since April 2019.

Month

Bronchial Asthma

Respiratory, non-asthma

April 2019

11,804

83,842

May 2019

12,436

73,477

June 2019

12,385

64,847

July 2019

11,757

66,566

August 2019

9,448

60,097

September 2019

16,036

78,657

October 2019

17,589

105,935

November 2019

19,106

130,188

December 2019

19,351

169,210

January 2020

14,613

116,642

February 2020

12,605

100,841

March 2020

12,800

97,692

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics, NHS Digital. This data is provisional and may be incomplete or contain errors for which no adjustment have yet been made.

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