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Paediatric Respiratory Nursing Posts in Secondary Care Reduce Asthma Morbidity, but Provision is Variable
  1. John C Furness (john.furness{at}
  1. British Lung Foundation and County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
    1. Mike C McKean (m.c.mckean{at}
    1. British Lung Foundation, Newacstle upon Tyne Acute Hospitals NHs Foundation Trust, United Kingdom


      British Guidelines on Asthma recommend nurse delivered structured discharges for all children with asthma. We carried out a postal and telephone survey to look at the provision of this. 20 out of 34 (59%)of hosptials in Northern and Yorkshire Regions do not have a recognised paediatric respiratory nurse post to facilitate this aspect of care.

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