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  • Every person diagnosed with asthma should have an asthma action plan.
  • Asthma action plans set out what steps to take to manage a person’s asthma day-to-day and what to do during a flare up or asthma attack or emergency.
  • Asthma action plans must be provided to schools and childcare services and should be provided to other carers of children with asthma.
  • Asthma symptoms should be reviewed with a doctor (GP) every 6 months for children and every year for adults, and the asthma action plan updated if necessary.
  • Asthma action plans are usually developed by GPs, in discussion with the person with asthma and/or their parents/carers.

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Reviewed on: 02-02-2023