The health watchdog wants to change the way people with asthma are cared for and improve the quality of care patients receive. Among the 11 points set out by NICE are:
- People with asthma receive a structured review at least annually
- People aged 5 years or older with a severe or life-threatening acute asthma are given oral or intravenous steroids within 1 hour of seeing a doctor
- People with severe, or 'difficult' asthma are offered an assessment by a multidisciplinary difficult asthma service
The new guidelines apply only in England.
More top news
Having now heard Theresa May's Florence speech, I have a bit more understanding why Boris Johnson cut up rough last weekend.
As Theresa May unveils plans for a two-year transition period, and Nigel Farage says she's 'betrayed' Leave fans...what do voters think?
A milder night ahead with patchy rain in the south giving a soggy and slow start to Saturday in places.