Data showing two thirds of asthma deaths could have been prevented are a "are a call to action for commissioners, health professionals and patients," according to a health chief.
Professor Mike Morgan, NHS England's national clinical director for respiratory services, said:
– Professor Mike Morgan
Every patient should have a care plan which should be regularly reviewed and patients should be supported to manage their asthma, including effective inhaler technique and knowledge of their condition.
Treatment should adhere to clinical and prescribing guidelines.
In February last year, National Institute of Health and Care Excellence produced a set of quality standards which make it clear local commissioners should integrate services so that asthma sufferers receive a consistently high quality service from childhood to adulthood.