An asthma health promotion bus is to visit 15 of the largest secondary schools in Slough
Since 2015, the Slough Children’s Asthma Service (#PaedAsthmaSlough) has been working across primary and secondary care to improve the respiratory health of children with asthma in Slough.
Every year, during the 3rd week of September there is a well documented spike in the number of children attending hospital or GP surgeries with an exacerbation of their asthma symptoms.
In order to tackle the 'September spike' head on, the Slough Children’s Asthma Service have secured funding from the Frimley Health Charity Funds and CCG to hire an asthma health promotion bus. The bus will visit 15 of the largest secondary schools in Slough from the 19th September till the 2nd October.
Students, their parents and school workers will be invited to board the bus, where they will be given practical advice on asthma management. Children will have the opportunity to perform lung function testing, have their inhaler technique reviewed and learn all about the impact of allergy on asthma.