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Improving asthma outcomes in the UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 15: tabled on 11 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this Houses welcomes the recent report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Respiratory Health, entitled Improving Asthma Outcomes in the UK; notes that the report is the outcome of an intensive inquiry which drew evidence from a wide range of experts, including clinicians, patient advocacy groups, asthma campaigners and patients; recognises that the work carried out every day by asthma clinicians throughout the UK is truly exceptional although the structures and pathways within asthma care need to deliver better outcomes to reflect their hard work and commitment; welcomes the report’s recommendations which will help to improve asthma care and outcomes through significantly accelerating diagnosis of asthma, supporting referrals to specialist severe asthma care where needed, and implementing a proactive approach to optimising care to prevent asthma attacks; and calls on the Government to implement that report’s recommendations as soon as possible.