From 1 October, children will have access to a spare emergency inhaler at school
Posted by Andy 22nd July
After almost 4 years of campaigning by Asthma UK, the law is changing to keep children with asthma safe at school. From 1st October, children will have access to a spare emergency inhaler at school.
Previous legislation meant it was illegal for schools to have a spare emergency inhaler, even though exemptions existed for organisations like the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the armed forces.
This is great news, but we want to do more. Shockingly, the National Review of Asthma Deaths found that children who died from asthma were more likely to have received poor care than adults. This absolutely has to change.