Asthma UK is calling for teachers to be given mandatory asthma training after an 11-year-old boy died following an asthma attack at school. An inquest into the child’s death concluded that failure of staff to act quickly contributed to the death.
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Neil Churchill, Chief Executive of Asthma UK, said: “This tragic event reinforces the urgent need for mandatory asthma training as part of teacher training, including ongoing assessment and we will be pursuing this vital requirement with Governments across the UK”.
Asthma UK provides resources, including a tool for school nurses to deliver awareness sessions on asthma, and a policy pack for medical conditions at school.